PHOENIX — City officials have decided to fire, demote or suspend five more employees after Phoenix’s main public library was heavily damaged by water seven months ago.
A corroded fire-sprinkler pipe that burst during a July monsoon storm caused an estimated $10 million in damages at Burton Barr Central Library.
The flooding damaged all five floors of the library and part of the book collection.
The library remains closed for repairs.
Six employees previously were disciplined for the library damage.
City officials say inspection reports from recent years warned of pipe corrosion in the library’s fire-suppression system, but those reports weren’t shown to top officials or acted upon.