Just where does their water come from?
Firefighters in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley found themselves facing a fishy situation Tuesday as they responded to the first grass fire of the season.
When fire crews tried to fill a pumper truck from a pond near the blaze on Aylesford Road, nothing came through the dry hydrant installed near the water’s edge.
“We had a hard time getting any suction from the dry hydrant,” said Shawn Carey, chief of the Aylesford and District Volunteer Fire Department. “We took it apart because we thought we might have had a gasket gone in one of our lines.”
What they discovered next was totally unexpected.
“When we took it apart we found a bunch of fish that came up through the strainer and how they got in there is beyond me,” said Carey. “It actually clogged off our pipe so we couldn’t get any water.”
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