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DFD: Take extra fire safety cautions with snow

The Dickinson Fire Department released this photo of how a fire hydrant should be cleared of snow.

The Dickinson Fire Department asks that residents help clear fire hydrants when clearing sidewalks and driveways today, Fire Prevention Specialist Deb Barros said.

Hydrants need 3 feet of clearance.

When removing snow, homeowners should also remember to make sure their house number is visible from the street for fire crews that may need to respond to an incident, and to make sure all vents are clear from snow so carbon monoxide doesn't go back into the home.

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