Driver charged after crash into fire hydrant floods homes in Burnaby

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      A motorist has caused flooding in a couple of homes after his vehicle struck a fire hydrant in South Burnaby.

      Burnaby RCMP shared video over Twitter of the hydrant gushing water near the corner of Marine Drive and Royal Oak just after midnight.

      A 61-year-old man has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and refusal to provide a breath sample.

      "As if we weren't drenched enough... a single vehicle has struck a fire hydrant," the Mounties declared over social media. "The driver tried to run. He's in custody now and alcohol is suspected."

      No names have been released.