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Broken fire hydrant floods and traps man in Glassell Park building [updated]

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GLASSELL PARK — A semi-truck sheared off a fire hydrant on San Fernando Road early this morning, triggering a torrent of water that flooded a nearby commercial building and damaged its roof, KTLA reports. Firefighters helped a man emerge from the flooded in the building in the 3100 block of San Fernando Road after they pried open the front doors.

Update:  The L.A. Fire Department provided more details about the collision, which was first reported at about 4:30 a.m.,  and man who was helped out of the flooded building:

While LAFD worked to shut off the water, a woman heard screaming for help inside. Firefighters used a chain saw to force open a door, when they did so, water that had flooded the building when the roof partially collapsed came gushing out. Firefighters went into the building and assisted carrying out a man – an amputee of approximately 50 years of age – to safety. They also rescued his cat, retrieved his prosthetic leg, and searched for his medication.

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2 comments

  1. Here is a cool group for glassell park residents. https://www.facebook.com/groups/glassellparkca

  2. I blame the Rowena road diet for this.

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