Traffic Accident Sends Water Gushing From Broken Fire Hydrant

By On August 21, 2012

Burbank Firefighters work on shutting the flow of water after this hydrant was struck on Vahalla & Screenland Dr. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Burbank Police along with Burbank Fire Department units responded to a reported traffic accident where a fire hydrant was sheared off.  Thousands of gallons of water flowed into the intersection of Screenland Dr. and Valhalla Dr. as a result.

Burbank Police reported one car was exiting the Fry’s Electronics parking lot and another car going westbound on Screenland Drive collided, sending one car into the hydrant on the southwest corner.

No injuries were reported according to police.   A crew from Burbank Water & Power was called to assist in shutting down the water in the area so the hydrant line could be clamped off.

Water crews had to shut off mains in the area to assist on shutting the sheared hydrant off. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)


(Photo by Ross A. Benson)









Firefighters attempt to retrieve the fire hydrant, so the car can be removed from the top of it. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)