HOMEWOOD (KDKA) – People in one Pittsburgh neighborhood opened a fire hydrant to keep cool on Monday, which caused a landslide and knocked out power.

According to firefighters, people on Brushton Avenue in Homewood left the hydrant open for several hours.

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The water saturated the hillside and caused it to give way.

A fence that once ran along the sidewalk is now about 10 feet below it.

A tree fell into power lines, which knocked out power to nearby homes.

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Several traffic lights on Frankstown Avenue were also affected and showed green in all directions.

Mohler Street below the slide is currently closed.


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