Did you see a spout of water behind the Safeway at 580 Marketplace late Tuesday afternoon?
If so, it was part of firefighting drill. Firefighters shot a water canon from an erect ladder truck as part of a training exercise.
The stream of water, visible from Interstate 580, even slowed traffic for a time.
Firefighters told Patch that they have few opportunities to train in Castro
Valley and took advantage of this location to provide that opportunity.
This photo shows them wrapping up the exercise. If you caught a shot of the spout please upload it or email it to the editor.