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THIS is why you don’t park in front of fire hydrants – Damaged BMW

BOSTON — Firefighters scrambling to get water to an eight-alarm fire in Boston Wednesday came up with a creative way to get around one obstacle.

Someone had parked their BMW in front of the fire hydrant near the fire, blocking access.

So they punched out the windows and ran a 4-inch hose from the hydrant through the driver’s side window and out the passenger’s side.

“The general reaction is that some people find humor in it,’’ said Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald told the Boston Globe. “But it’s really a serious situation. That water supply is the lifeblood of the engine company.”

Boston police said an officer ticketed the vehicle. The fine for such a violation is $100.

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4 Comments to “THIS is why you don’t park in front of fire hydrants – Damaged BMW”

    Hopeless Cynic said:
    April 11, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    I'm gonna guess that someone owning a BMW isn't going to find a $100 fine more than a nuisance. Needs to be higher to really discourage people from parking where they shouldn't.

      Matt from FOX43 responded:
      April 11, 2014 at 3:57 PM

      I think the damage to the person’s car will teach them a valuable lesson.

      Matt at FOX43 responded:
      April 23, 2014 at 3:57 PM

      I think the damage to the person’s car will teach them a valuable lesson.

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