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Idiot Parks Car At Fire Hydrant, Fire Happens 40 Feet Away



by Alex Lloyd Gross

It is against the law to park in front of a fire hydrant. Even for  minute,  even if there is no other parking and even if you are not capable of walking too far and that spot is close to where you have to be.  Just before noon on February 2, 2021, the Philadelphia Fire Department got called to a pizza shop for a building fire  on the 6300 block of Castor Avenue.

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo-Delaware Valley News.com The emergency scene

Crews responded with lights and sirens to the scene and still the car sat there, with the owner oblivious to what was going on just around the corner.  As Battalion 12 pulled around the corner, on Barnett Street, to take an observation post and run command,  they were greeted by a hydrant that was inaccessible due to a Kia  parked right in front. As fire crews went inside, they found a small electrical problem that was taken care of without the need for the hydrant. Firefighters said they would have smashed the windows had they needed to.

Police and a tow truck were called. In 30 minutes that the fire department was there, neither showed up.


Alex Lloyd Gross
Alex Lloyd Gross has the reputation for aggressive news coverage. With over 40 years experience including working at The News Gleaner, and had his work published in books and magazines that span the entire globe. With a strong background in emergency service related topics, he can bring forth a perspective that others cannot.
A contributor to Starfile Photo Agency for 20 years, Alex has been given access to and has photographed luminaries of both stage and screen.
He now shares his talent with you.

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