Water main bursts in Hollywood, creating sinkhole

4 February 2023
2023-02-04 15:24

The Los Angeles Fire Department says a water main burst under a Hollywood street, creating a sinkhole that almost swallowed a fire engine and showering a home with so much water the roof collapsed. Flooding was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday on Fountain Avenue.

The crew of an arriving fire engine spotted water flowing in the gutters but did not see where it originated. The street rumbled under the engine and the driver accelerated as a hole appeared under the vehicle. The firefighters then rescued a woman trapped in a home that was being pounded by water from the geyser shooting out of the street. The fire engine sustained some damage to its rear end. No firefighters were hurt. Street repairs were underway early Friday.

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