Running faucet floods Westlake District building

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Multiple floors of a building in the Westlake District incurred flooding damage after someone left the faucet running for hours. (KABC)

Multiple floors of a building in the Westlake District incurred flooding damage after someone left the faucet running for hours.

The building on the 2100 block of West 8th Street was flooded from the top down. Firefighters said the water was left on all night. The flooding was so bad that it caused several ceiling tiles to collapse.

Several businesses occupy the building on. The bottom floor is a local WIC office, a government health and wellness agency assisting low-income women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding and children up to the age of 5.

This clinic generally helps nearly 6,000 people a month, but because of the flooding, they're forced to shut down their operations until the cleanup is finished.

According to an assessor for a local water restoration company, the damage through the building could be severe, as water between the walls becomes a breeding ground for mold.

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