Riverton Firefighters were on the scene of the water break earlier this evening. Photo provided by Jake Scheer.

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Thirty eight Central Wyoming College students have been removed the Mote Hall residence following a water break on the eve of finals week.

“A pressured fire suppression line apparently burst at about 5 p.m. Sunday, flooding the first floor of the north wing of Mote Hall,” CWC Spokeswoman Carolyn Aanestad said in an email. “The college is closing the residence facility because water has been shut off to the building leaving it without fire suppression. Approximately 38 students residing in Mote Hall are being moved to other campus residential facilities.”

Instructors have been notified of the disruption in light of final exams starting on Monday.

“Our goal is to provide a safe environment in which our students can learn,” said Executive Vice President Jason Wood. Residents will be able to retrieve belongings by contacting the resident assistants on duty as well as Assistant Dean Steve Barlow.

Wood said members of the United Methodist Church delivered meals to the students Sunday evening to the campus Residence Halls.

There is no word yet as to when students might be able to return to Mote Hall.

Finals end on Wednesday, Dec. 18 and all campus housing is closed down for the semester break on Friday.