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Park in front of a fire hydrant and this could happen

Posted at 11:02 AM, Feb 27, 2019

What can happen if you park in front of a fire hydrant and a fire breaks out?

Anaheim Fire & Rescue tweeted out a warning Tuesday for anyone foolish enough to park in front of a fire hydrant.

The firefighters arrived at a home with a fire only to find a car parked in front of the hydrant, so they smashed out the car’s windows and ran the hose through the car.

After posting the photos, the fire department received a barrage of criticism. On Wednesday, they responded by saying, “We posted this incident to illustrate and educate, not to humiliate anyone. In answer as to why break the windows instead of going under, over, or around the car… it doesn’t work. The hose needs a straight line out of the hydrant. We do not damage property unless it is needed.”