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Blocking fire hydrants can have tragic consequences

Finding a parking spot on narrow city streets can be challenging but there is never an excuse for parking in front of a hydrant. Doing so can hinder efforts to fight fires and potentially cost lives.

On Sunday afternoon, the fire and police departments had to tag and remove vehicles parked in front of a hydrant near the scene of a fire at 51 Nelson St. Fortunately no one was hurt but in case of fires, seconds can cost lives.

REMEMBER: DO NOT PARK WITHIN TEN FEET OF A HYDRANT. Keeping hydrants clear can save a neighbor’s life _ or your own.