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Kalamazoo Public Safety advises against unauthorized opening of fire hydrants


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Kalamazoo Public Safety is asking the public to refrain from taking it upon themselves to open fire hydrants. Presumably the hot weather has some local residents opening fire hydrants, but Public Safety says that doing so improperly can cause serious injury, impede traffic, or even cause underground pipes to break and disrupting water service.

City staff will be opening hydrants during hot weather from 1 p.m. to dusk at the back end of Interfaith, at Krom and Clay, at Washington and March, at Sherwood at Roosevelt Apartments, at Clarence and Jackson, and at Hays Park and March. Public Safety also wants to remind everyone of the water park at Florence near Burrell and of the pool at Upjohn Park, both of which are open to the public.