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|
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