BOSTON — Firefighters had to break the windows of an illegally-parked BMW to gain access to a fire hydrant during an eight-alarm blaze in Boston on Wednesday.
According to WCVB, the car was parked in front of a hydrant when the fire broke out. Firefighters smashed the car’s windows to run a hose through the vehicle.
Firefighters said the vehicle cost firefighters several minutes.
“Instead of that engine being operational in about a minute, minute-and-a-half, it was several minutes before that engine was operational,” said Boston Fire Steve MacDonald.
The owner was given a $100 ticket.