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


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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