A fire truck was swallowed up by a sinkhole Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. The truck was en route to the site of a water main break that caused major flooding.
The rear end of the fire truck protruded from the street at a 45-degree angle, its cab completely underwater. The truck’s crew managed to escape before the truck fell completely into the hole.
Water was flowing out of the sinkhole surrounding the fire truck and the city’s Department of Water and Power were on the scene, said city fire Captain Rick McClure.
The water main break was reported about 5:20 a.m., he stated. No injuries have been reported.
The broken main was part of the city’s original water system, dating to 1914, and was slated for repair.