Soil erosion was likely the cause of a ruptured water pipe that flooded a portion of South Walgrove Avenue near Mark Twain Middle School on Aug. 20, a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokesman said.

A four-inch pipe sprang a leak at 2200 S. Walgrove Ave. just before 3 p.m., the DWP’s Albert Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said the pipe was repaired by 5 a.m. the following day.

Los Angeles Fire Dept. spokesman Eric Scot said the department received a call about flooding on Walgrove, where firefighters observed soil and pavement damage.

The good news: “There were no injuries and no one was evacuated,” Scott said.

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