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Fire Department Reminds Community to Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: January 12, 2019 09:13 PM

The Duluth Fire Department wants to remind residents to keep fire hydrants clear of snow or ice for the safety of everyone during emergencies.

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The recent snow storms the Northland has been getting has kept the city working hard to plow the snow, but the big piles of snow can sometimes cover up the hydrants. The fire department said it's important to keep a three foot radius clear around the hydrants.

"It’s one less thing that we have to take care of. Shovel them out, plus they’re easier to see so we can find them quicker and hook up to them quicker and begin firefighting operations quicker,” Bryan Hanson, a firefighter with the Duluth Fire Department, said.

During an emergency, every second counts for firefighters. It's important to make sure fire hydrants are properly cleared.

If residents want to adopt a hydrant program in their neighborhood, they can call the Public Works and Utilities Department at 218-730-4130.

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