Mopping Water From Lobby

A firefighter shoves standing water through the entrance of the SpringHill Suites hotel on U.S. 15.

A Southern Pines hotel was evacuated Monday after a burst pipe flooded the building’s lobby with water.

The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on the first floor of SpringHill Suites by Marriott on U.S. 15-501. It is unclear what caused the pipe to fail. 

The Southern Pines Fire and Rescue Department and the Aberdeen Fire Department responded to the incident. Firefighters helped usher people out of the building and assisted with efforts to clear the standing water from the hotel’s lobby. 

“They responded very quickly and were very good about making sure we got our guests out,” Debbie Papon, the hotel’s manager, said of the firefighters. “Hats off to them.”

The extent of the water damage is not yet known. The hotel's management could not immediately say how many people were forced to leave the building.

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