Broken Fire Hydrant Floods Streets in Antelope

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California American Water crews are in clean up mode after a broken fire hydrant floods the streets of Elverta Road and Scotland Drive in Antelope. Just before 3:30 a.m. the Sacramento Fire Department received a call about the hydrant.

Witnesses say the water was shooting up in the air as high as a light pole.

Gallons of water is seen behind a nearby Walmart, as well as seeping to units at 1st American Self Storage.

About two hours later crews were finally able to cap off the hydrant.

The exact cause of the break is now under investigation.

Technicians who responded the scene say the burst was not caused by a pipe underneath the ground. They say it appears someone might have hit the hydrant with their car and took off.