Broken fire hydrant near London Bridge blows water twenty feet into the air

News Desk (08 September, 2016)

St Thomas Street was soaked as the impromptu water feature showered down, as bemused commuters looked on

11798Blown Fire Hydrant on St Thomas Street

A broken fire hydrant by the recently finished side of London Bridge station threw water as high as twenty feet in the air this week, just days after the road re-opened.

St Thomas Street was soaked as the impromptu water feature showered down, as bemused commuters looked on.

Cathedrals ward councillor David Noakes was among others who tweeted about the incident, writing: “A huge impromptu twenty feet high water feature has appeared on St Thomas Street days after the road has re-opened!”

Alfie Green, another onlooker, said: “Pipe has burst and is literally exploding all over St Thomas Street onto Bermondsey Street.”

A Thames Water spokesperson told the News that it was not a burst water main, and that a fire hydrant had blown. It was repaired on Tuesday evening.

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