Fire crews in Milaca get two or three calls a month to put out fires in and around their town of 3,000. It’s a lot of work for a volunteer force, but when the firefighters arrive on scene, they just might be greeted by a superhero.
Mary from Plymouth wanted to know: Why some fire hydrants are yellow, not red? Plymouth public works said there was a push years ago to change fire hydrants to yellow because it was easier to see, but it was too costly for some cities.
With all of the snow and subzero temperatures this winter, several of you have wondered about how firefighters are able to use the hydrants when they need them. Jeff from Plymouth and Carol from Eagan asked: How does the water in a fire hydrant not freeze? Roger from St. Paul wanted to know: Whose responsibility is it to keep the fire hydrants clear?
Jason DeRusha hits “reply all” to viewer’s good questions.
Minneapolis Public Works is looking into whether a fire hydrant that didn’t work for firefighters battling a fire was frozen.
With more snow on the way a fire in Coon Rapids Sunday afternoon is a good reminder of why you need to keep fire hydrants clear of snow.
Firefighters from six different departments worked through the night battling a fierce fire that destroyed a large house in Hugo Sunday night.
Firefighters in Edina can get at fire hydrants easier thanks to some hockey players.