Wednesday, January 23, 2013

School Bus Vs. Fire Hydrant

Wintergardens Area-

On Friday, January 18th 2013 at 1:29 PM, the Lakeside Fire Protection District received a call about a "knocked off hydrant" in the 9700 blk of Winter Gardens Blvd.   As crews responded from Lakeside fire station #2 (River Park Station), about a mile away, a large geyser of water could be seen shooting in the sky.  Fire crews arrived at scene to find a bus located in front of the Fresh and Easy store and a fire hydrant knocked off at the base with a large column of water flowing directly into the interior of the bus.  No children were in the bus at the time of the accident. 

Water sprays over the parking area on Winter Gardens Blvd
Fire crews worked with Lakeside Water District officials to shut down the the flowing hydrant.  The local business were not flooded and one vehicle located adjacent to the bus received minor flooding to the drivers compartment. 

 CHP officers were at scene investigating the cause of the accident.

Submitted By: Fire Captain John Hisaw, Lakeside Fire Protection District
Photo By: Division Chief Chuck Tockstein, Lakeside Fire Protection District

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