Geyser from broken hydrant floods condo complex

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SAN DIEGO – A truck knocked over a fire hydrant at a large Mission Valley apartment complex Friday, causing a several-story-high geyser that flooded residences and garages on the property.

The truck hit the hydrant as it was backing up around 11 a.m. in the 900 block of Camino de la Reina, just west of Mission Center Road in Mission Valley, according to police. Workers struggled for more than half an hour, but were able to turn off the water by 11:40 a.m.

"The Red Cross will assist residents who are displaced - 16 units affected, 23 adults, three children and two animals," the fire department posted on social media.

No injuries were reported.

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