California Mudslide Bursts Through Complex, Displaces 4 Families

December 27, 2016

Oceanside firefighters say a river of mud that flowed down a slope, burst through an apartment complex wall in the California town and poured into downstairs units displaced four families early Christmas morning.

The Oceanside Fire Department says they found a 75-foot-long, 12-foot-wide stream of mud after responding to a 5 a.m. Sunday report at the apartment complex.

The San Diego Union Tribute reported that authorities evacuated everyone in the complex because the damage downstairs affected the structural integrity of the entire building. No residents were hurt.

mudThe Red Cross has arranged for temporary shelter for the displaced residents.

Firefighters say the mudslide may have been caused by a water leak in an irrigation line at a nearby home. City crews say there were no leaks in any city lines.

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