Vehicle's emergency alert system notifies police of broken fire hydrant in Mission Valley

Posted at 9:42 AM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 12:42:14-05


Police acquired the vehicle information of the registered owner's address and are attempting to contact the driver and car.

Contact SDPD for additional information.

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Authorities were alerted early Thursday morning to a broken fire hydrant in Mission Valley thanks to a vehicle's distress signal.

A fire hydrant was reported broken at around 1:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Hotel Circle North. The hydrant sent water nearly four stories high into the air.

10News learned authorities learned of the geyser after a vehicle's emergency system - possibly an OnStar - indicated a crash with airbags deployed.

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The distress signal originated a block from the broken hydrant, and crews were able to shut off the water quickly.

Authorities could not track down the vehicle involved.

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