'A Good Lesson': NY Firefighters Smash Windows of Car Blocking Hydrant

New Yorker Joseph John Ramos came across what he thought was a “good lesson” being taught recently, when he saw a car that was parked in front of a hydrant in Manhattan had had its windows broke so a fire crew could attach a hose.

A fire broke out at an apartment on East 102nd Street on February 17, Ramos told Storyful. “Since there was no way of getting [the hose] to the hydrant because of the car blocking it, they had to get creative and very quickly smash the car windows,” he said.

Ramos’s video shows the fire hose running across the car’s front seats, and attached to the blocked hydrant. Credit: Joseph John Ramos via Storyful