Residents on Medley Ridge Drive were treated to unexpected showers after a car slammed into a fire hydrant on the Canyon Country street Sunday evening.
The crash took place at around 6:20 p.m., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervising Fire Dispatcher Michael Pittman.
No one was injured in the crash, said Pittman. “The fire hydrant got the brunt of the damage.”
Water from the sheared hydrant shot into the air, reaching a height well above the roofs of surrounding houses.
Firefighters from Station 107 were able to quickly shut off water to the hydrant, according to Pittman.
Fire Department officials also notified SCV Water of the incident. The local water agency will conduct any additional repairs needed, said Pittman.
By Bobby Block
Signal Staff Writer