A district (200 x 400 m) of the city of Grenoble was flooded with 20,000 m³ water following the rupture of a big pipeline with a diameter of 500 mm. It was hard to determine the location of the leak that was stopped only after 2 hours and 30 minutes due to the high flow rate. The flood caused short-circuits and several start of fires in shops that were quickly extinguished by fire-fighters. Gas and electricity companies were also on site. About a hundred customers from a restaurant were evacuated. The district was completely dried only the following day at around 9.00 pm.