Hydrant

Fire crews work to cap a broken water hydrant in Berkeley. (photo courtesy George Sloan)

Busted Fire Hydrant Spouts 30-Foot Water Plume, Drenching Berkeley Pipeline Replacement Project

Fire crews were busy repairing a broken fire hydrant near the Claremont Hotel, in Berkeley Wednesday afternoon.

05/20/2015

A broken fire hydrant shot water out for more than two hours early Thursday morning. (CBS Sacramento)

Broken Hydrant Floods Sacramento Suburb With 120,000 Gallons Of Water

A broken fire hydrant shot over 120,000 gallons of water into the sky for more than two hours early Thursday morning.

04/16/2015

SF Hydrant Gusher

Water Gushes From Broken Hydrant In Downtown San Francisco

A big-rig collided with a fire hydrant on a downtown San Francisco street on Friday afternoon, sheering it from its base and sending a geyser of water four stories high.

10/03/2014

A water plume from a broken fire hydrant at Center and Shattuck in Berkeley. (Berkeleyside/Emilie Raguso)

AC Transit Bus Shears Off Fire Hydrant In Berkeley

An AC Transit bus hit and sheared off a fire hydrant Wednesday afternoon in downtown Berkeley, causing a geyser of water to erupt, a deputy fire chief said.

09/10/2014

A water geyser shoots from a broken fire hydrant near southbound Interstate 880 and 66th Avenue in Oakland, August 29, 2014. (CBS)

Fire Hydrant Break Sends Geyser Shooting 60 Feet High, Wasting Huge Amounts Of Water During Drought

A broken fire hydrant near southbound 880 and 66th Avenue in Oakland sent a geyser of water approximately 60 feet high.

08/29/2014

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

Fire Hydrant Shoots Geyser On SF Tenderloin Street

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.

03/25/2014

A police chase ended in a crash in San Francisco Thursday morning.  (KCBS)

Police Chase With Stolen Car Ends With Crash Into San Francisco Hydrant

A stolen vehicle that was pursued by the California Highway Patrol from Modesto ended in a crash in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood Thursday morning, according to San Francisco police.

04/11/2013

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Driver Killed In Crash With Hayward Fire Hydrant

Based on preliminary investigation, police said the vehicle was likely traveling northbound on San Clemente Street, approaching San Antonio Street when it traveled off the roadway to the right for an undetermined reason.

02/15/2013

The Dolores Park fire hydrant seen after it’s accidental silver paint job, and later Wednesday following its repainting. (San Francisco Historical Association/Doug Sovern)

Famed Hydrant Painted Wrong Color During 1906 Quake Ceremony

Events marking the 106th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire hit a snag overnight when the annual ceremony to gild the hydrant credited with helping save the Mission District was painted the wrong color.

04/18/2012

Onlookers observe a plume of water on the crooked part of Lombard St. in San Francisco after a car crashed into a fire hydrant, March 2, 2012. (Brian McInerny)

Driver Crashes Into Hydrant On SF’s Crooked Lombard Street; Houses Flooded

A vehicle traveling down the crooked block of San Francisco’s Lombard Street struck a fire hydrant Friday afternoon, causing water to flood into some nearby homes.

03/02/2012