Lt. Pete Mathews, right, holds the door for Tacoma firefighter Wayne Williamson on Thursday as he empties a backpack vacuum used to remove water from the new Center for Urban Waters building at 326 E. D St. in Tacoma. Water caused damage to labs and equipment in the building.
Lt. Pete Mathews, right, holds the door for Tacoma firefighter Wayne Williamson on Thursday as he empties a backpack vacuum used to remove water from the new Center for Urban Waters building at 326 E. D St. in Tacoma. Water caused damage to labs and equipment in the building. The Olympian
Lt. Pete Mathews, right, holds the door for Tacoma firefighter Wayne Williamson on Thursday as he empties a backpack vacuum used to remove water from the new Center for Urban Waters building at 326 E. D St. in Tacoma. Water caused damage to labs and equipment in the building. The Olympian

Quick thaw leads to leaks

November 26, 2010 12:00 AM