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The Los Angeles Fire Department has reported to nearly 100 spraying-into-the-air fire hydrants across the city. And that's just since August 29th--49 days ago. For the most part, they happen in traffic accidents or when people play bumper car with a hydrant, but occasionally on hot days, you'll get kids using them to cool off. The height of the water depends on the size of the main. In commercial areas, the water mains are larger (as seen below) vs. residential areas with smaller ones.

If you were driving La Brea yesterday around 5:15 p.m., you may have caught this at the corner of Willoughby in front of the 99-Cent Store: