By SARA SANTOSA-CARPENTER and DAVID STRAUSSWOLFEAssociated PressAn overflow of water from Madonna’s lavatory has engulfed a sprawling mansion in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
New York State police said the homeowner, 63-year-old Michael Sousa, was the first to notice a leak Friday morning and reported it to the New York City Fire Department.
Firefighters were called and responded to the home around 10 a.m. in the 200 block of East 57th Street in Catskill.
Firefighter Kevin Ritter said firefighters were unable to determine the cause of the leak.
A spokesman for the New Yorkers Department of Environmental Conservation said the water had been pumped out and the residence was safe.
The water is about 8 feet high and has a diameter of 8 feet, according to a description provided by the department.
The New York State Department of Health said it has been treating the home for damage from the water, which is being tested for contaminants.
The cause of an estimated $5 million property damage to the property has not been determined.