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Fire department warning of hidden hydrants

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The Wilmington Fire Department is warning of debris blocking fire hydrants as a potential fire hazard. The Wilmington Fire Department is warning of debris blocking fire hydrants as a potential fire hazard.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington Fire Department is warning of debris blocking fire hydrants as a potential fire hazard.

Fire trucks can hold 500 gallons of water, which assist in small fires, but as a fire develops it is crucial firefighters have access to the hydrant for water supply.

A delay in finding the hydrant could make a significant difference in fighting fire.

"That time delay is critical in fighting the fire," said Sammy Flowers of the Wilmington Fire Department.

The WFD is passing out orange door hangers to alert residents of debris causing hidden hydrants.

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