Massive geyser erupts after fire hydrant sheared in Sepulveda Pass

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A massive geyser erupted after a fire hydrant was sheared Tuesday morning in the Sepulveda Pass. (KABC)

A massive geyser erupted after a fire hydrant was sheared Tuesday morning in the Sepulveda Pass.

The incident occurred shortly before 5:45 a.m. near an entrance to the Mountaingate Country Club in the 1200 block of Mountaingate Drive.

A semi-truck was seen near the gusher, which shot water more than 100 feet in the air, but it was unclear if the vehicle was involved in a collision with the hydrant.

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters responded to the scene, and at least three of them were doused with a torrent of water as they worked to close a valve.

The water was shut off at 6:08 a.m.

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