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Parking in Front of Hydrant Costs This Driver: New Jersey Firefighters Break Windows, Thread Hose

'This is what happens when you park in front of a hydrant,' Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters say

Firefighters say they had to break the windows and run a hose through a car that was blocking a fire hydrant in New Jersey.

Firefighters arrived on the scene of a house fire early Thursday on Norway Avenue in the Bromley section of Hamilton, Mercer County. But they found the car parked in front of the hydrant.

A picture posted on the Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters' Facebook page shows they punched out the windows and threaded the hose through the car.

"This is what happens when you park in front of a hydrant," the post said. "... Reminder, it is against the law to park in front of a fire hydrant."

They had the fire under control quickly and no one was injured.

The Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters Association represents a combination of professional and volunteer firefighters serving Hamilton Township.

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