Fire Departments: Don’t Drive Over Fire Hoses
UNDATED -- The Duluth Fire Department has a message for residents that's probably a good reminder for all Minnesotans.
Officials say when crews were fighting a structure fire Thursday morning just northwest of downtown, several vehicles ran over hose lines and put holes in them.
Assistant Fire Chief Brent Consie says a break in a hose line will cause a water disruption of five minutes or more, and there might not be enough time to evacuate crews.
Consie says should someone drive over a smaller attack line and puncture it, crews would have an immediate loss of water and would be put in grave danger.
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Officials urge drivers who come upon an active fire scene to detour around the area.
This story is courtesy of the Minnesota News Network.