Mount Vernon turns fire hydrants into urban splash pads amid extreme heat

Deputy Fire Chief Juan Peralta says it is a common inner-city pastime on days when temperatures rise above 85 degrees.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2023, 10:38 AM

Updated 321 days ago

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Mount Vernon has turned fire hydrants into urban splash pads to keep people cool amid the extreme heat.
The fire department opened 10 fire hydrants across the city from Madison to Grove Street Playground.
Deputy Fire Chief Juan Peralta says it is a common inner-city pastime on days when temperatures rise above 85 degrees.
"The kids request it even before we get a chance to go out, they will knock and request it,” he said.
Fire officials plan to open them back up on Friday.
News 12 Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Matt Hammer says to expect hot and humid conditions to continue into the weekend.


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