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May 9, 2019

Portland claims no fault for pipe burst

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland officials have denied residents' claims that the city must pay for damage caused by a burst water main that spewed millions of gallons into their homes two months ago, saying the pipe broke spontaneously at no fault to the city.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that denial letters written by a city claims analyst called the Northeast Portland property damage “unfortunate” multiple times but said “the city is not liable” for the destruction.

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