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North Park fire service line ruptures, flooding street

Posted at 5:57 AM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 11:28:56-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Flooding from a fire service line threatened Wednesday to buckle a portion of a North Park street, blocks from the sites of several significant pipe breaks.

The rupture was reported about 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of Polk Avenue and Kansas Street. The road buckled about 12 inches and water spilled onto half the roadway.

Within an hour, the water department reached the scene to evaluate the situation. A city spokesperson tells 10News the break was on a fire service line, the pipe connecting a fire hydrant to a water main.

They also said no one is without water, and that the break would be repaired the same day. No homes were damaged by flooding.

RELATED: Massive water main break floods North Park streets, leaves cars partially underwater

In October, a water main break on Idaho Street left cars partially submerged, and flooded streets and apartments.

North Park also had two significant water main breaks one year prior on the same pipe. The intersection of Dwight Street and Grim Avenue flooded.