Officials Ask That Hydrants Be Uncovered

Published 02/10 2014 07:20PM

Updated 02/10 2014 07:42PM

During a fatal fire in Harborcreek firefighters had to work to uncover and de-ice nearby fire hydrants,

Now local officials want you to keep them clear.

With the winter Erie has seen this season emergency officials want to remind you the importance of clearing your fire hydrants.

When seconds count having easy access to hydrants is crucial for emergency crews.

And it could help protect you and your home.

A three foot perimeter around the hydrant ensures better access for emergency vehicles.

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