Firefighters Smash BMW's Windows to Stretch Hose Toward 8-Alarm Blaze
Next time you think about parking in front of a fire hydrant, keep this BMW in mind.
The owner took a gamble, perhaps thinking, "What are the chances they'll actually need to use the hydrant, right?"
Well, Wednesday night, an eight-alarm fire broke out across the street from where the car was parked and the Boston Fire Department did not hesitate to bust through the car windows to weave their hoses from the hydrant straight towards the flames.
Keeping the hose in a straight line helps maintain the water pressure...
"The general reaction is that some people find humor in it," 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. The engine carries 750 gallons - and that could be gone in just two minutes. With that number of alarms, every hydrant is important."
...The driver was ticketed and the car had been moved by this morning...