Firefighters Open Hydrant, Find it Stuffed With Fish

By Adam Clark Estes on at

Some brave Canadian firefighters recently showed up to put out a grass fire, but their hoses weren’t getting any suction from the hydrant. Why? Because it was stuffed with fish!

It’s mad enough that the fish somehow ended up in the fire hydrant but perhaps more surprising is that some of them actually survived. CBC reports:

“I know some fire departments in the area have had problems with salamanders in the dry hydrants, but never fish,” [Chief Shawn Carey said]

Carey estimates there were about a dozen fish sucked up from the pond. Some survived the ordeal and were put back in the water.