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Clear Fire Hydrants of Snow


Undated (WXOW) - Fire officials are reminding the public to clear fire hydrant of snow.

"These snow banks may slow your fire departments ability to get a water supply to the fire engine quickly as they may have to first dig out the hydrant," said Black River Falls Fire Chief, Steve Schreiber.  "The department may also not see a hydrant that is close to the fire address due to it being covered with snow and have to run supply hose some distance for a water supply."


If you can no longer see a fire hydrant that you know is present, contact your local water utility to have the hydrant located in an effort not to damage the hydrant if power equipment is used to clear away the snow.


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