2010-07-08 / Local & State

Most Philly Fire Hydrants Off Limits As Sprinklers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphians will no doubt be trying to beat the heat as temperatures flirt with the 100-degree mark this week.

But city officials say they shouldn’t look to their nearby fire hydrants for relief.

Only a limited number of hydrants are equipped with a recreational sprinkler cap. To get one, a neighborhood representative must apply for the equipment and pledge to make sure the hydrants is used properly.

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says it’s illegal to crack open a hydrant.

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