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December 26, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Hydrant fails at Seattle house fire

Update at 11:35 a.m.:| The Seattle Fire Department says the fire was caused by a an electrical malfunction in a wall. Damage is estimated at $75,000.

Original post: | The Associated Press

A fire hydrant failed as firefighters responded to a house fire this morning in Seattle.

Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says it was on a secondary line after the primary fire hose had been started.

The hydrant shot water into the air until a city utility crew turned it off.

The fire damaged the interior and roof of a two-story house in the Lake City neighborhood. No one was at home at the time.

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