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.

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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.

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

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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.

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