South Side residents say basements flooded after someone tried using fire hydrant to fill pool

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An open hydrant flooded a South Side neighborhood on July 8, 2017. (WLS)

Some homes on the city's South Side are dealing with water damage Saturday after someone reportedly tried to fill a pool using a fire hydrant and flooded the neighborhood instead.

Neighbors said the water flowed from the hydrant near 108th Street and Perry Avenue.

The Chicago Water Department received a call about the fire hydrant at about 2:30 a.m. and the water was turned off by about 6:30 a.m. The Water Department will do an emergency repair of the hydrant on Monday.

A neighbor said someone was attempting to fill a brand-new pool by jamming a garden hose down the hydrant.

All that's left now are some small puddles, but people in the area say it's a different story in their basements.

Some cars were also damaged. The pool in question did not get filled up.
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