Firefighters Fan Flames with Broken Window Post

A California fire department's Twitter post sparked a virtual firestorm of responses, including many saying the hose could have gone over the car, or that the department shouldn't have shamed the driver.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A California fire department enflamed some social media users but amused others by posting pictures of the busted-out windows of a car parked in front of a fire hydrant. In a Twitter post Tuesday, the Anaheim Fire Department asks: “Ever wonder what happens when a car is parked in front of a fire hydrant and a fire breaks out? Is a closer parking spot worth the broken windows and the citation…

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