Monday, May 29, 2023

Broken Fire Hydrant on Willits’s Main Street Causes Geyser

A geyser sent skyward after a fire hydrant breaks in Willits [Photograph and video sent to us by Craig Jewell]

A broken fire hydrant sent a geyser of water skyward this evening in Willits on the 200 block of South Main Street in front of JD Redhouse and Company.

A witness on the scene said law enforcement had a van pulled over near the area of the geyser and were conducting what appeared to be a sobriety test, suggesting the subject could have struck the hydrant.

Videos and images sent to us by a Willits resident were taken around 9:30 p.m. this evening and by 10:30 p.m. crews had successfully stopped the flow of water and secured the scene.

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