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Phoenix Fire: Storm possibly caused roof leak at Burton Barr Central Library

FD: Burton Barr to be closed after leaky roof
FD: Burton Barr to be closed after leaky roof
FD: Burton Barr to be closed after leaky roof
Posted at 10:34 PM, Jul 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 16:46:54-04

A Phoenix library is closed after a maintenance worker discovered a leaky roof on Saturday night.

The Phoenix Fire Department was called to Burton Barr Central Library near Central Avenue and McDowell Road around 8 p.m. after water was found pouring into the building.

According to a fire spokesperson, the leak may be attributed to the strong winds and heavy rain in the area.

An area called the Rare Book Room suffered minor water damage to the wood flooring, Phoenix Fire said.

More than 300 fans and 40 dehumidifiers were brought to the library and dry out all five floors. 

The library took to Twitter and Facebook to post that they expect the incident to shut their doors for up to three days while they make repairs and clean-up.

The fifth floor sustained the most damage due to a sprinkler pipe break, Phoenix Fire said.

Check here for updates regarding the library's reopening.