Geyser shoots from broken hydrant in Solana Beach

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SOLANA BEACH, Calif. – A semi-truck company will be charged after a driver pulling into the Solana Beach Towne Center on Lomas Santa Fe knocked over a fire hydrant Thursday, according to the water department.

A geyser shot 40 feet into the air and sent water into the busy parking lot around 11:30 a.m.

A man who works for the Santa Fe Irrigation District happened to be in the parking lot when the accident happened and was able to turn off the water within 10 minutes.

Over 25,000 gallons of water was lost in the incident, according to the water department.  The semi-truck company will be charged $120 for the water loss.

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