Firefighters Find Dry Hydrants at RV Fire Scene

December 3, 2010 by   - () Comments Off on Firefighters Find Dry Hydrants at RV Fire Scene

Glendale, Ariz., firefighters were called to a blaze at an RV park Thursday (Dec. 2), only to find no water at the hydrants.

Firefighters were called to Palm Shadow RV Park at 51st and Glendale avenues around 11:30 a.m., Fire Department spokesman Daniel Valenzuela told the Arizona Republic.

They initially hooked up to hydrants in the park, but found the water had been shut off by a private water company.

“We adapted and overcame,” Valenzuela said. “At no time was the firefight hindered by those hydrants.”

Firefighters used the 500 gallons of water from fire trucks to fight the blaze as they hooked up to other hydrants near the park.

The fire was contained to one unit and no one was injured.

No one was in the RV at the time. The Glendale fire response team is working to help the family who owned the trailer.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.


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