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 O.co Coliseum, knocking it off its pipe and unleashing the torrent of water.READ MORE: 'Not For The Faint Of Heart'; Bay Area Real Estate Market Heating Up To Pre-Pandemic Levels
The fire hydrant was located at East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Oakport facility.READ MORE: VIDEO: Space X Launch Lights Up Pre-Dawn Sky; Crew Headed Toward Space Station
Fire crews were soaked through trying to turn the valve to shut off the flow, while precious water poured out onto the asphalt.
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No injuries were reported.