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

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Nearly 40 Central Wyoming College students won’t be able to stay in their dorms during finals week following a water break in a fire suppression sprinkler line.

“It won’t open until next semester,” Public Information Officer Carolyn Aanestad said of Mote Hall on Monday afternoon. “Students can get in to retrieve belongings with housing staff.”

The fire suppression line on the north side of the building apparently burst around 5 p.m. on Sunday, causing flooding on that end of the first floor. Due to the suppression system being down and water cut off to the building, all of the residents were relocated.

Aanestad said most of the students were provided rooms to stay on campus and some have found places to stay with friends who live off campus. 

Assistant Dean of Student Services Steve Barlow and his staff are reportedly working with students and parents on insurance claims regarding damaged student property.

Final exams began today and will finish on Wednesday.