Feb 11, 2015 11:29 AM

Fire marshal thanks volunteers digging out fire hydrants

The Associated Press

CONCORD - New Hampshire's state fire marshal is sending a big "thank you" to people who have volunteered to clear fire hydrants buried in the snow.

Bill Degnan says some people have taken the time to help firefighters by shoveling out the hydrants near their homes. Degnan said when a fire happens, second count, and firefighters don't want to lose any time looking for a hydrant.

He said a fire Tuesday in Franklin that damaged an apartment building was also a reminder of how critical the time is in accessing water to fight a fire to save property. He said the deputy fire chief from Franklin had shoveled out a nearby hydrant earlier that day.


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