If you think parking in a front of a hydrant is no big deal, here’s your wake up call.
The Anaheim Fire Department responded to a fire in a residential area recently, but couldn’t get to the hydrant….which means no water. There was a car blocking the important firefighting tool, so firefighters took matters into their own hands.
They broke out the cars back windows a snaked the fire hose through it to hook up to the hydrant. Then someone snapped photos which ended up in the AFD’s Twitter post that read
“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?”
The fire department says they couldn’t put the hose under the car due to clearance and if laid on top, it would’ve caused more damage…which the department doesn’t have to pay for!
The car owner got a fine and has to pay for the damages to their own car.