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EL SERENO (CBS)  — A carjacking suspect reportedly clipped a fire hydrant, creating a geyser that flooded a home and nearby yards in El Sereno Tuesday.

Authorities evacuated residents from the impacted homes.

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The sheared hydrant unleashed a geyser that surged to about 100 feet into the sky on the 3300 block of North Edloft Avenue.

A nearby home took the brunt of the downpour, and was red-tagged, and the water poured off into nearby yards.

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Fire crews had difficulties turning off the water main but were eventually able to turn off the flow of water, authorities reported.

Officials evacuated residents from impacted homes.

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El Sereno is an area of Los Angeles located between Dodger Stadium and Alhambra.