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Dozens of Seniors Evacuated from Nursing Home Following Pipe Burst in Collinsville

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COLLINSVILLE, TX--- Last night dozens of senior citizens were evacuated from a Collinsville nursing home after what first responders thought was a frozen pipe that had burst. It turns out the weather had nothing to do with it.

"Basically, there was just a rubber gasket failure in one of the lines in the attic," Homestead Nursing Home owner Rick Williams said.

Collinsville police confirmed that a bad gasket caused it to brake.

"It was just a random thing," officer Jon Cheshire said.

All the same, there was still damage to the Homestead Nursing Home and today, crews spent several hours trying to repair the building's roof and interior.

"The water leak disabled the fire alarm, so for safety measures they evacuated the nursing home," Cheshire said.

Since the fire alarm was disabled, more than 30 senior citizens living at the nursing home had to be evacuated for safety.

"A large number of the residents went to the Pilot Point nursing home while families came in and took in some of the residents to their own home," Cheshire said.

Luckily, no one was injured in a situation that could have been much worse.

As of 10 p.m., some residents have been moved back into the home. The rest are expected to be moved back in by tomorrow.