Water found flowing in empty downtown condo building

Firefighters can be seen inside the building as water flows. /Earlene Frederick photo

Kenosha police responded to an alarm last night at an empty downtown condominium building at Fourth Avenue and 57th Street to find a large volume of water flowing inside.

After unsuccessful attempts to reach someone with access to the uninhabited Virginia Towers, Kenosha firefighters eventually broke in, but could not shut off the water. Kenosha Water Utility workers did so from the street.

The glass door broken to gain access to the building was boarded up.

The nine-story, 34-unit condo building has never had a tenant. It was completed in 2008 and its developer filed for bankruptcy in 2010.

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