Firefighters in California issued a stern warning to drivers who choose to park in front of fire hydrants.
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
In a social media post yesterday, Anaheim Fire and rescue showing photos of a fire hose being run through the broken windows of a car that had parked in front of a hydrant at the scene of a working fire.
In the tweet, the fire department asks:
“Is a closer parking spot worth the broken windows and the citation and towing fees?”
The department says firefighters were responding to a call of a house fire in Anahiem, and responding crews found a car parked in front of the only nearby fire hydrant.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, but not before smashing the windows of the illegally-parked car.