Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Beat the Summer Heat

Detroit Fire Department officials want to remind City residents looking for ways to cool off-opening fire hydrants is not an option.

"We understand the weather for some lately has been unbearable, but opening fire hydrants is not a good way to cool off," said Detroit Fire Commissioner Tyrone Scott. "Opening hydrants causes low water pressure, which affects our ability to fight fires."

Illegally turning on a fire hydrant is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500 or 90 days in jail. To report an illegally turned-on hydrant, residents are asked to call City Hall by dialing 311 or the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department at 267-7401

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