Rooftop Florida pool leak displaces 250 apartment dwellers

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DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A leak of thousands of gallons of water from a rooftop pool has displaced 250 people from a Florida apartment building.

Authorities say the water began pouring from sprinkler heads and light fixtures Friday night at The Place at Dania Beach. Residents had to evacuate to hotels or make other housing arrangements.

The South Florida SunSentinel reports that the pool holds about 10,000 gallons of water and that it was half empty after the leak. Firefighters pumped the rest of the water out onto the street, eight stories below.

No one was injured but there was also no word on when residents could return to their homes.

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