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Driver learns hard lesson about parking near fire hydrants

Posted at 8:56 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 09:57:31-05

Firefighters in California issued a stern warning to drivers who choose to park in front of fire hydrants.


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.