Home Burns as Ariz. Crew Searches for Hydrant

As firefighters rushed to put out a burning house fire, they realized that the water had been turned off to many of the fire hydrants.

GLENDALE, Ariz. --

As Valley firefighters rushed to put out a burning house fire, they realized that the water had been turned off to many of the fire hydrants.

The fire destroyed a mobile home near 51st and Glendale avenues a little after 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

When Glendale firefighters arrived, they quickly realized the water in the trailer park had been shut off. None of the fire hydrants were working.

Firefighters were forced to run hoses over the fence and tap into Glendale city hydrants.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to other homes.

No one was home at the time.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Glendale Fire Department said the water in the trailer park is run by a private company and that the city was not notified that the hydrants had been shut off.

A spokesman for Palm Shadows Mobile Home Park admits the hydrants and water lines inside the park are maintained by the park itself, but says it was actually the city of Glendale who turned off the water to the park and the parks request so the work could be done.

Both the trailer park managers and the Glendale Fire Department plan to look into the communication break down, so that a situation like this can be avoided in the future.

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