Fire Hydrants

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Chicago Fire Department Warns Not To Open Hydrants To Beat The Heat

The Chicago Fire Department is concerned about people opening fire hydrants as they seek relief from the heat.


Anne Larson dug out the fire hydrant near her house, so firefighters could see where it is after the blizzard buried it. (Credit: Anne Larson)

Fire Department Asking Chicagoans To “Adopt” Hydrants And Clear Snow

With snow piled high on many parkways in the city, the Chicago Fire Department has asked residents to give firefighters a helping hand, by digging out hydrants on their blocks.


Residents in unincorporated Calumet Township say  there aren't enough fire hydrants. (Credit: CBS)

Unincorporated Calumet Township Residents Upset Over Lack Of Fire Hydrants

Some Northwest Indiana residents say they live in no-man’s land and don’t feel they are protected if a fire was to break out.


Aurora firefighters dig out a buried fire hydrant. (Credit: CBS)

Aurora Asks Residents To Help Uncover Fire Hydrants Buried Under Snow

With more snow coming, a lot of stuff is getting buried.


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Chicago Water Mains Holding Up During Cold Snap

Chicago water mains have been doing fine in the subzero weather, but the temperatures have been tough on the fire hydrants.


Firefighters extinguish a blaze at a three-story building in Bronzeville. (Credit: NVP Photo)

None Injured In Bronzeville Fire

Firefighters responded to the three-story building on the 4000 block of South Calumet Avenue around 12:30 a.m.


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High Temps Bring Warnings About Heat, Opening Fire Hydrants

The heat and humidity could reach dangerous levels in the Chicago area this week, and could bring heat indexes of 100 degrees or higher for the next four days.


Kids play in the spray of water from an open fire hydrant on the South Side on July 21, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Hot Weather Means Open Hydrants In Chicago

The city’s Water Department has been flooded in recent days with reports of open fire hydrants as people try to cool off amid the recent heat wave.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2012

Brass thieves are stripping fire hydrants of interior components -- and creating potential danger for fire victims. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Criminals Target Fire Hydrants

Criminals are disabling fire hydrants in order to make a fast buck. Underneath the caps, there is a brass ring fire fighters use to connect their hoses. CBS 2’s Dave Savini found criminals are stealing these rings, then selling them for scrap.


Lawndale Avenue Fire

Lack Of Hydrants Hampers Firefighters In Little Village Blaze

A lack of fire hydrants left firefighters struggling with an extra-alarm blaze in the Little Village neighborhood overnight.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011