May 26, 2010 by Rob Hurlbut
Fire Hydrant Water Fountain
I heard it before I saw it. Thousands of gallons of water shooting into the air, splashing onto the ground and flowing down the street.
Broken Fire Hydrant Creates A Water Fountain
It turned out that some one knocked over a fire hydrant so a 25 foot water fountain ensued. The La Mesa fire department arrived on the scene and shut down the water. Good job guys!
La Mesa Community Service Officer – First On Scene
Firefighters On The Scene
Through an access near the edge of the street, the firefighters used a T shaped tool turn a subterranean valve that stopped the flow of water. The 1 minute video below was shot with my Nikon D5000.