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.
Ever wonder what happens when a car is parked in front of a fire hydrant and a fire breaks out? Is a closer parking spot worth the broken windows and the citation and towing fees to @AnaheimPD? @City_of_Anaheim residents please do not park in fire lanes pic.twitter.com/Q96E4gfTOR
— Anaheim Fire & Rescue (@AnaheimFire) February 26, 2019
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.”