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