CLEARFIELD---Firefighters in Clearfield had trouble getting some hydrants to work during a fire Monday night, but Municipal Authority officials said they were just trying to use too many at once.
The hydrants in question were checked Tuesday morning, and all were found to be in working order.
The fire was on Locust Street, and Municipal Authority Manager, Jeff Williams, said there’s just not enough water in the line under that street to feed more than one hydrant at a time.
Eventually firefighters did utilize hydrants on other streets that have larger volumes of water available for multiple hydrants.
“Locust Street has a small line in it,” Williams said, “One block over was a 12 inch line. One block over was an eight inch line, and there just wasn’t the supply on that one street to run all the master streams and the hand lines they wanted done.”
Williams said the hydrants in that area are more than sufficient for what firefighters need.
The Clearfield Fire Chief said the issue did not hinder their efforts of fighting the fire on Locust Street Monday night.