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This is why you never park in front of a fire hydrant

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.

Source: WCVB


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