THIS is why you should never park in front of a fire hydrant
No. It’s not snakes in a car. It’s hose in a BMW. The firefighters did what they had to do.
They did it after arriving at a fire involving 3 apartment houses in east Boston. The BMW was blocking a hydrant. So firefighters smashed two windows and fed the hose through the car.
It was a scene right out of the movie “Backdraft.”
Firefighters can’t thread the hose under or around the car because it’s not very flexible and tends to kink reducing the flow of water, which is exactly what happened to the hose stuck through the BMW. The car was parked so close to the hydrant that firemen dented it while hooking up and then the hose kinked up. So firefighters and bystanders got together to move the BMW.
Meanwhile the car itself became an attraction and photos were tweeted out. Radio hosts chortled over the picture.
Boston police confirmed that they are mailing a $100 ticket to the owner of the BMW for illegally parking in front of a hydrant.
Check out the full story from CNN’s Jeanne Moo in the video player above.