Here’s why you shouldn’t park in front of fire hydrants

Posted at 12:16 PM, Apr 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-11 13:09:57-04

We all know we’re not supposed to park in front of fire hydrants. But if you think getting towed is the worst that can happen, it’s not.

Firefighters in Boston were forced to feed a hose through a BMW blocking the hydrant during an apartment fire earlier this week.

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.

Boston Police have said they are mailing a $100 ticket to the owner of the car for illegally parking in front of a hydrant.