January 9, 2021

UPDATED: 2:40 p.m. Jan. 11 

A sprinkler head that ruptured at the Multnomah County Central Courthouse has been replaced and is operational. The rupture occurred on the 7th floor of the courthouse at 1200 SW 1st Avenue in Portland on Saturday, Jan. 9 and impacted multiple floors of the building. The County is evaluating the cause of the rupture. There are no estimates on damage yet. 

The courthouse will remain closed through Tuesday, January 12 and is slated to re-open for business on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021. Any changes to court operations will be posted on the Multnomah County Circuit Court website. 

Clean up underway after sprinkler head rupture at Multnomah County Courthouse

Updated 11:00 a.m. Jan. 10

PORTLAND, Ore. —  Multnomah County Facilities, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Portland Fire and Rescue responded Saturday to a sprinkler head rupture on the 7th floor of the Multnomah County Courthouse on 1200 SW 1st Avenue in Portland. 

The rupture, which occurred at approximately 8:33 a.m. Jan. 9, caused water damage to multiple floors of the courthouse. Multnomah County Facilities, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Portland Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and shut off the water. Water remediation and cleanup is underway and the damage is being assessed. 

The County will continue to assess the impacts to the building and update partners on the impacts. Changes to court operations are posted on the Multnomah County Circuit Court website. 

Contacts: Mike Pullen, 503-209-4111, Jessica Morkert-Shibley, 971-563-3735 

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