Aug 17, 2015
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A Richmond neighborhood saw some flooding following a water main break Monday morning, a fire captain said.

Fire crews responded about 11 a.m. to a residential area near Hazel Avenue and Sonoma Street after residents reported “a lot of water coming out of the street,” Richmond Fire Capt. Rico Rincon said.

Crews with the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) responded a short time later. According to KRON4, residents were scooping up water from the street and using it for their plants. Meanwhile, fire crews assisted in trying to block off the street and ensure water didn’t venture into homes, Rincon said.

The fire department has not received any reports of damage to homes since leaving the scene, Rincon said, adding EBMUD is responsible for repairing any damages to the system.


  1. I live not that far away and in the past couple of months I’ve seen three other water main breaks. Just over the weekend we had one on Mcbride and Lassen. A short while back we had several on Lassen between Esmond and Solano and another on Solano near Lassen.

    Don Gosney | Aug 17th, 2015

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