France heat wave: Locals break 300 fire hydrants in bid to beat high temperatures
29 May, 2017
Some 300 fire hydrants have been broken or vandalized across France as people try to beat the summer’s record high temperatures.
As temperatures topped 35 degrees across the Paris region of Île-de-France, numerous roadways flooded after hydrants were transformed into geysers, BFMTV reported.
In Plaine Saint-Denis neighborhood in the Paris suburbs, fire hydrants were left open for much of Sunday night and Monday morning
“This lasts for more than a week now,” said one Plaine Saint-Denis resident. “A group of young people come with a wrench and open fire hydrants.”