DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A water main break sent gallons of water spewing over a house approximately 50 feet in the air in East Oak Cliff Monday afternoon.

Chopper 11 was above the mess in the 2100 block of Custer Drive around 3:20 p.m.

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Dallas water main break (Chopper 11)

A crew was able to shut off the water shortly after the break happened.

Dallas water main break water shut off (Chopper 11)

The water caused some flooding in a back yard and left debris on the roof of the house.

No word yet on the cause of the water main break.

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Elmer Sanchez, the owner of the home, said, “I’ve never had to deal with anything like this.”

home damaged by Dallas water main break (CBS11)

Sanchez said around 3:00 p.m. he looked outside his window to see water bubbling from the ground.

Then minutes later, “It was in the sky toward the roof… It was just gushing water I want to say 50 feet into the air over the house.”

Sanchez said he’s now dealing with a damaged roof, water logged walls and soaking wet floors.

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Sanchez said he’s now got to figure out how to pay for repairs. He said he does not have homeowner’s insurance.