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Pipe bursts at hair salon on Marshall Street; water seeps into Chipotle Mexican Grill

Sam Maller | Asst. Photo Editor

Firefighters respond to an alarm activation at Chipotle Mexican Grill on Marshall Street on Wednesday night.

A water pipe burst at Tony Christopher Hair Design on Wednesday night, setting off an alarm at Chipotle Mexican Grill, located below the hair salon.

Five Syracuse Fire Department vehicles responded to the alarm activation at about 10:30 p.m., said Bob Cussen, SFD district chief. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a broken water pipe on the second floor had triggered the alarm.

Firefighters shut off the water and brought in shop vacuums to get rid of the water, Cussen said.

The water also caused some problems at Chipotle after seeping through the ceiling, Cussen said.

A few people were in Chipotle at the time, Cussen said, but no one was in the hair salon. No one was ever in any danger.

Cussen said the owner of Tony Christopher had been notified about the incident and was on his way to the scene.

The owner of Chipotle declined to comment.

Fifteen minutes after the pipe burst, several Chipotle employees were still inside the restaurant.

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