California Fire Department Gives Real-World Example Of Why Hydrants Are No-Parking Zones

  • Source: CBS Los Angeles
  • Published: 02/28/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Firefighters in Anaheim demonstrated recently why drivers should avoid parking in front of a fire hydrant. Anaheim Fire & Rescue posted several pictures Tuesday of a car parked in the red zone in front of a fire hydrant that was needed to battle a blaze across the street. Both rear windows of the Nissan sedan were broken out, and the fire hose threaded through the car in order to reach the hydrant. “Is a closer parking spot worth the broken windows and the citation and the towing fees to @AnaheimPD?” the department asked? “@City_of_Anaheim residents please do not park in fire lanes.” According to the California Vehicle Code, the fine for parking in front of a fire hydrant is $80. Anaheim Fire & Rescue later said the car was ticketed and towed because the registration was more than six months overdue.


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