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Water gushes from sheered off hydrant in Santa Barbara

Water flow floods part of an intersection

Water gushes from a sheered off hydrant in Santa Barbara. (Tina Takaya photo)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A gushing stream of water from a fire hydrant drenched an intersection in Santa Barbara Monday afternoon.

The hydrant was reportedly sheered off by a passing large delivery truck that was next to the curb when emergency crews  arrived.

The accident occurred about 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Mission and State Streets. No one was hurt.

The water shot up an estimated 40 feet in the air in front of the door to Goodwin and Thyne properties.

Nearby 7-Eleven owner Tina Takaya was able to get a video shot of the massive water flow on her phone.

Those passing by had to go around the swiftly moving water, a fire engine and a city public works crew.

The water valve was located nearby and the situation was controlled in about a half hour.


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