Restaurant victim of frozen pipes |

Restaurant victim of frozen pipes

Staff Reports

Firefighters responded to Louie’s Mandarin Gourmet in Minden on Tuesday for a frozen sprinkler line over the kitchen.

Business operators reported the ceiling was collapsing and water was dripping everywhere.

Sub-freezing temperatures arrived in Minden on Christmas Eve and dropped down to minus 2 on Monday morning.

East Fork Deputy Fire Chief Dave Fogerson said the district has only dealt with the one break in Minden on Tuesday.

However, as temperatures warm up, there is a possibility others will occur.

Last January frozen pipes flooded the Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge in the Gardnerville Ranchos, closing it for months.

According to a statement on Facebook, the restaurant said it will reopen as soon as possible.