“Ever wonder what happens when a car is parked in front of a fire hydrant and a fire breaks out?”
That’s exactly the question police officers and fire officials recently asked their Twitter followers, and the answer is going viral.
Firefighters rushed to put out a house fire in Anaheim, California. But when they arrived to the scene, a car was parked directly in front of the hydrant, blocking rescue crews from their ability to perform their tasks and potentially putting lives at risk.
The crew resorted to its necessary “hosing” technique, during which firefighters must shatter the driver’s windows in order to run the hose line through.
It’s crucial to keep the hose straight, as one minor kink could cut the water supply in half, resulting in a failed attempt to put out a fire.
It doesn’t matter how expensive a car is, firefighters are forced to “hose” cars if necessary!
Here’s a powerful reminder to never park your car in front of a hydrant — because, as Anaheim Fire & Rescue reminds us, a closer parking spot simply isn’t worth the broken windows, citation and towing fees should a fire break out.
Footage provided by KTLA Los Angeles
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