UPDATE: Cause of leak at Thomas Memorial Hospital discovered



Officials now know what caused a water leak at Thomas Hospital in South Charleston on May 8.

According to officials with the hospital a vandal stole the caps off a water pipe valve.

The vice president of Thomas Hospital says that is the cause of 4 inches of water accumulating in the lobby of the hospital's clinical pavilion.



After arriving at the scene, South Charleston and Dunbar fire crews determined there was no fire but they are investigating what triggered the sprinklers.

Water was leaking in the Outpatient Pavilion building at Thomas Memorial Hospital, according to fire officials.  No patients were moved.  The building was not evacuated.  There were no injuries reported.  The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's office is also investigating.


Kanawha County emergency dispatchers have confirmed that crews are responding to reports of a working fire at a doctor's office at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston.

The initial call came in on Wednesday a little before 10:30 p.m.

Additional units have been called to the scene.

No injuries have been reported. No additional information is available.

13 News has a crew en route. Keep checking wowktv.com for updates to this developing story.

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