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