This Is What Happens When You Park Your Car In Front Of A Fire Hydrant

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A lot of people park their cars in front fire hydrants without any regard and get away with it because fire hydrants aren't usually things that are used very often. It's like parking in front of Peter Griffin's brain (LOL at my Family guy joke).

However, if a rare fire breaks out and your car is in the way then the fire engineer is going to have to take some measures that you may not like.

When a fire broke out in California a fire engineer from the City of Merced Fire Department was forced to throw the hose directly through a car parked in front of the fire hydrant, shattering both windows.

Don Long, Deputy Chief of the department, was stunned when his engineer did the only thing he really could in the situation. “He just took his hydrant wrench and took out the driver’s side, walked over took out the passenger side,” he told CNN.

It’s crucial to keep the hose straight, as one minor kink could cut the water supply in half, resulting in a failed attempt to put out a fire.

It doesn’t matter how expensive a car is, firefighters are forced to “hose” cars if necessary!

Here’s a powerful reminder to never park your car in front of a hydrant.

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