Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lakeside Fire Crew Shuts-Off Knocked-off Hydrant...Eventually

Lake Jennings - On what may be remembered as one of the best days ever for a knocked-off hydrant call, The C-division firefighters from Lakeside's Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) responded to the 14200 block of Jennings Vista Way on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. With the temperature approaching the century mark, Rescue 3's crew eventually located the underground shut-off valve, which was directly under the collapsing column of water, and had the torrent stopped with a few good turns of the hydrant street key.

Other than the unlucky hydrant, no other property damaged occurred.

The geyser could be seen from several blocks away!

Captain Scott Culkin and Engineer Chris Downing turning the "street key"

Story by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District
Photos by: Firefighter/Paramedic Lance Buford, Lakeside Fire District

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