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A small sinkhole was developing in West Hills on June 10, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A sinkhole is developing at the scene of a water main break in the San Fernando Valley on Friday afternoon, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said.

Firefighters were called to Nordhoff Street for a report of flooding just before 3:45 p.m., according to Erik Scott with LAFD.

Scott said the street is “compromised” and a “sinkhole” is developing.

Mud poured over a Shoup Avenue intersection on June 10, 2016, in West Hills. (Credit: KTLA)

Mud poured over a Shoup Avenue intersection on June 10, 2016, in West Hills. (Credit: KTLA)

Aerial video from Sky5 showed the pavement sinking around a gash in the pavement from which water was pouring. The end of Nordoff Street, where it turns into Farralone Avenue, in West Hills, was blocked off with traffic cones.

Video from Sky5 showed another apparent water main break less than 2 miles away in the 8400 block of Shoup Avenue.

A Los Angeles Department of Water and Power representative said the utility was responding to the Shoup Avenue main break.

KTLA’s Scott Williams contributed to this article.