by Brandon Mercer

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A broken fire hydrant near southbound Interstate 880 and 66th Avenue in Oakland sent a geyser of water approximately 60 feet high.

At 2:18 pm., a tow truck  hit the hydrant at 5601 Oakport St. across the street from Coliseum, knocking it off its pipe and unleashing the torrent of water.

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The fire hydrant was located at East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Oakport facility.

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Fire crews were soaked through trying to turn the valve to shut off the flow, while precious water poured out onto the asphalt.

The water was turned off just after 3:00 p.m.

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No injuries were reported.