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AC Transit Bus Shears Off Fire Hydrant In Berkeley

BERKELEY (CBS SF) -- An AC Transit bus hit and sheared off a fire hydrant Wednesday afternoon in downtown Berkeley, causing a geyser of water to erupt, a deputy fire chief said.

The crash was reported at 4:03 p.m. at Shattuck Avenue and Center Street, fire Deputy Chief Avery Webb said.

The bus knocked over a fire hydrant and sent a large plume of water into the air. Webb did not know whether the flow of water had been shut off as of about 4:45 p.m.

No medical assistance was called for, he said.


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