Water woes in the city of Ravenna are forcing many fire hydrants to be marked “out of service.”
FOX 8 spotted four affected hydrants on Page Street alone, but dozens more have the same labels throughout the city.
Resident Tony Palmsiano asks, “What would be the outcome if there was a fire here? How they gonna get water to the place?"
Last month, Ravenna firefighters battled smoke and flames at a four-story apartment building on W. Main St. There were no injuries and the fire was put out quickly.
But on the back of many minds: what if?
Ravenna Fire Chief Geoffrey Cleveland says, “This one has 750 gallons. That one has 500 gallons and this one has 500 gallons also.”
Chief Cleveland adds, trucks with water tanks would have to be brought to homes near out-of-service hydrants in the event of a fire.