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Fire Hydrant Shoots Geyser On SF Tenderloin Street

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A busted fire hydrant shoots a geyser onto a San Francisco street after a car slammed into it. (CBS)

A busted fire hydrant shoots a geyser onto a San Francisco street after a car slammed into it. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash that sheared off a fire hydrant sending water gushing 60 feet into the air in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early Tuesday morning, police and fire officials said.

The collision was reported outside 691 O’Farrell Street near Hyde Street at 12:42 a.m., according to the fire department.

A collision between a taxi and a sedan sent the taxi into the fire hydrant, police and fire officials said. Water gushed 60 feet into the air.

No one was injured in the crash, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Some residents in the area lost water service. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission responded and had service restored by 6 a.m., fire officials said.

The driver of the sedan was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Shyy said.

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