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Water gushes from broken hydrant in San Francisco

October 4, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A big-rig collided with a fire hydrant on a downtown San Francisco street on Friday afternoon, sheering it from its base and sending a geyser of water four stories high.

The scene just outside of Yelp Inc.’s headquarters kept the city’s tech-savvy workers busy posting videos and photos of the drama outside their office windows.

Lisa Halsey, who works for the Trulia real-estate listing service, said she “heard something go pop” and rushed outside to see the water gushing. She was among those who captured the scene and posted it online.

KGO-TV reports the roads were reopened around 2:30 p.m., just after the water was shut off.

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