Hollywood water main break causes sinkhole, damages home
LOS ANGELES - A woman's home was damaged when a sinkhole formed in Hollywood after a water main erupted late Thursday night.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the water main break happened in the 6000 block of West Fountain Avenue, near the 101 Freeway. Officials told FOX 11's crew at the scene that a woman had to be rescued after the water main break caused a roof of a nearby home to collapse, briefly trapping her.
The woman is OK and was expected to spend the night at a friend's house, FOX 11's Koco McAboy reported. Later in the evening, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety red-tagged the home.
Evacuations were issued for several homes in the area as a precaution.
LAFD said at one point, the water shot up 30 feet in the air.
Officials added the back of a fire engine actually dropped into the sinkhole. Thankfully, it did not become struck, and the firefighter was able to drive the fire truck out of the sinkhole.
No further information was immediately released by authorities.