Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lakeside Firefighters Shut-off Geyser

Winter Gardens - Firefighters from Lakeside's Riverview fire station (fs1) responded to a reported vehicle accident on Sunday, July 18, 2010. On arrival, Captain Wes Barnes (Engine 1) reported a minor single-vehicle accident and a 30 to 40 foot column of water from a knocked-off fire hydrant. After confirming there were no injuries to the vehicle occupants, firefighters concentrated their efforts on shutting-off the 4000 gallon-per-minute flow from the damaged hydrant. Engine 1's crew located the gate well and, within minutes, were able to close the underground valve with their hydrant shut-off key.

Assisting agencies included Lakeside Water District and CHP.

Captain Wes Barnes diverts water as Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Moore shuts-off the underground valve

Story and photos submitted by: Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Moore,
Lakeside Fire District

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