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Dozens still homeless due to Cambridge YWCA pipe rupture

Dozens of women from a Cambridge YWCA residential facility were still out of their rooms Tuesday after a pipe burst Sunday and flooded their building, Fire Department officials said.

Forty of the 103 people forced out of the Tanner Residence at 7 Temple St. are staying in the community room of a Cambridge Housing Authority building, said Gerard Mahoney, assistant chief of the Cambridge Fire Department.

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The other residents are staying with either family or friends.

The department has also provided food and transportation for those displaced.

“We’re doing the best we can,” said Mahoney. “But the city’s ability to provide shelter is limited.”

The Tanner Residence is a single-room occupancy building for women who have experienced emotional, physical, financial, or other trauma.

Last week’s storms and frigid weather caused a crack in a 6-inch water sprinkler supply pipe, Mahoney said.

The YWCA’s boiler room was filled with 6 feet of water when firefighters arrived Sunday afternoon.

The water cut off heat and electricity, and fire alarms in the building were damaged. Power has since been restored.

Mahoney said the Fire Department and the Red Cross are working on a “midterm solution.”

“We want to get these people back home as soon as we can,” he said.

No injuries were reported, but one woman was taken to the hospital with an anxiety-
related problem late Sunday night.

Mahoney said the estimated cost of damage to the building was not immediately available.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera
@globe.com
. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp.
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