Racine Fire Dept.: Clear the snow from neighborhood fire hydrants

The Racine Fire Department is appealing to its residence to clear snow from neighborhood fire hydrants. But this is a request that could apply to any community.

Racine fire officials say you should try to clear a three-foot area around any hydrant.

By doing so, you are saving firefighters "valuable time" in the event of a structure fire that may affect you or your neighbors' homes or businesses.

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Officials noted on Wednesday, Jan. 27, "significant time was lost due to the second in fire engine having to dig out a fire hydrant located on the corner of Prospect Street and Blake Avenue."


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