Fire Hydrant Causes Flooding on Shoreline

By Kennedy Cook

At around 4:30 pm on December 12, a commuter bus hit a fire hydrant on Shoreline Highway in front of The Proof Lab. “The bus was straightening out and the tail end swung into the fire hydrant,” California Highway Patrol Officer, Sandro Salvetti said. The fire hydrant exploded and water sprayed approximately 30 feet into the air. The Proof Lab is experiencing major flooding. “[Keeping the] merchandise dry is a top priority…. We’re going to try to figure this out,” Proof Lab Floor Clerk Noah Sargent said. There have been no injuries reported. “We’re just lucky that the fire hydrant didn’t shoot up and hit anybody,” Salvetti said. “That’s what’s really dangerous.”