BMW Blocks Hydrant, Boston Firefighters Go Right Through It
Last night in East Boston, Massachusetts, a seven-alarm fire broke out, which escalated into an eight-alarm fire. Given the lives of Boston Fire Lieutenant Edward Walsh and Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy were so recently claimed by a nine-alarm fire in Back Bay, concern was high and news crews were quickly on the scene. They did not expect to find the the following scene…
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As news crews arrived, local WBZ CBS reporter Katie Brace came upon this BMW 3 Series Coupe, which was parked in front of a fire hydrant. Obviously this was dumb, and the Boston Fire Department quickly dispatched their own form of street justice. As you can see from the photos, we doubt the owner of this BMW will park in front of a hydrant again.
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Boston-based Kamil Kaluski from Hooniverse reported on this, and texted a firefighter friend. He recieved the following comment:
“You can’t really bend a charged 4-inch feed line. Straight and a slight bend is about as good as you can do. And they will never park in front of a hydrant again. Water is everything at a fire and you need it ASAP.”
So, as a BoldRide PSA, please don’t park in front of fire hydrants. Doing so may not end well for your car.
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