Fargo’s Essentia Health Faces Heat Problems After Glycol Leak

The hospital is using auxiliary heat sources while working to get the heat back up and running for its patients

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo’s Essentia Health is facing heating problems after a glycol pipe leak in the hospital’s boiler room.

Fargo Fire Department responded to the call around 8:15 this morning.

The hospital is working to repair the leak.

No patients were evacuated and no one injured.

Fargo Fire said the pipe burst created steam which caused the fire alarms to activate.

“The pipes were under pressure and anything that’s obviously under pressure can have a failure at some point and it just hit a soft spot,” Fargo Fire Department battalion chief Dane Carley said. “You know, it had hit something that had weakened over time and since it was under pressure it failed.”

The hospital is using auxiliary heat sources while working to get the heat back up and running for its patients.

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