Water Main Break / Norco ARCHIVED FOOTAGE 9.7.16

NORCO – On Tuesday night September 6th Cal Fire / Riverside County Fire responded to reports of a structure fire in the 1200 block of 4th Street. Per Battalion Chief Richard Owens with Cal Fire / Riverside County Fire first arriving resources located light smoke coming from the attic of a single story, single family residence. With the use of thermal imaging Firefighters were able to quickly locate the fire and knock it down. The American Red Cross was requested to assist six adults who reside at the home who might be displaced do to the fire. For unknown reasons, as firefighters hooked up a hose line to a near by hydrant, a water main broke just North of the hydrant on 4th Street. The broken water main sent a river of water down 4th Street flooding several front yards of homes along 4th Street. Firefighters and residents used shovels, sand, buckets and even railroad ties to divert the water from flooding more yards. One home owner used a bucket to capture the water to water his lawn. A home with horses had several people along with firefighters shoveling dirt up against the fence to prevent horse stalls from flooding. What caused the water main to break remains unclear. It’s unknown if the broken water main left any residents without water. The Norco Public Works Department was on scene attempting to repair the broken main. No word on when the main will be repaired.