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Crash into Hydrant Prompts Geyser, Floods Poway Homes

A driver slammed into a fire hydrant Tuesday on a Poway street, sending water into nearby homes.

A young man driving a truck crashed into the hydrant on Espola Road just after 1 a.m.

The water from the geyser gushed high into the air and over a retaining wall, flowing down a hillside into two homes on the other side of the wall.

One man who lives on Pinefield Road said he heard a loud crash and then the sound of water.

He and his family jumped into action, trying to stop the damage.

“Watching the water rise up, trying to prevent it from coming in the house but it came in anyway,” Ed Tubao said.

Tubao said he had just recently refinished the floors in his kitchen six months ago.

His backyard is full of mud, he said.

No other information was immediately available.

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