Vacations ruined after geyser floods condo units in San Diego's Mission Beach area

Posted at 7:25 AM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 10:44:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Two units at a Mission Beach condominium complex were damaged Friday morning after a broken pipe sent a water geyser into the air and onto the building.

At about 3 a.m., water crews were at work in an alley on Strandway and Jersey Court when a pipe burst for unknown reasons, flooding the street and sending water into the air.

The geyser poured water directly on a second-floor condo unit, flooding the home and causing damage to the unit below.

Power was briefly turned off for the units as repair efforts began.

10News learned the complex consists of four units that are vacation rentals. One vacationer told 10News he was staying in one of the affected units and he's now dealing with flooding.

"The bedroom has about an inch-and-a-half of water in it already. It's a split-level house, and the lower level has water coming through the light fixtures in the ceiling right now," the man said.

Two other units in the building were not affected by the geyser.