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Faulty fire hydrants reported in Dartmouth and Baddeck fires

While this didn't change the outcome of the fires, officials still need to know when hydrants are damaged
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(Meghan Groff/

A devastating fire on Primrose Street in Dartmouth and another at the Inverary Inn Resort in Baddeck both had reports of faulty fire hydrants.

While officials say the hydrants didn't affect the outcome of the fire, it's important people report any damage to authorities.

James Campbell, spokesperson for Halifax Water, says it's vital people report damaged hydrants, otherwise, the only way the utility will find out about them is by chance or during their yearly check.

He told NEWS 95.7 each one is checked every year.

"Our hydrants get inspected annually and they also get a full tear down every three to five years," said Campbell.

Campbell says, most hydrants are damaged by mistake and once they're reported, they're fixed within one business day.


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