Fire hydrant erupts in West Berkeley, results in 40-foot geyser

A fire hydrant broke at the corner of Sixth Street and Hearst Avenue about 8:27 a.m, according to Berkeley Fire Department spokesperson Keith May.

A 40-foot geyser rose as a result of the broken fire hydrant, as first reported by Berkeleyside. May said a man driving a U-Haul truck misjudged a turn and ran into the fire hydrant.

The water has been turned off, and the East Bay Municipal Utility District will replace the hydrant, according to May.

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