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Boonville Fire Department requests help from motorists

BOONVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

The Boonville Fire Department is asking for the help of motorists around fire scenes.

Firefighters were battling flames Tuesday morning when somebody drove over one of their fire hoses.

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It sounds innocent enough, but Chief Steven Byers says it compromises safety and could cut off water supply at a crucial moment.

He's asking that people be more careful when they see firefighters working.

“When they get inside a lot of times, the only thing protecting them from the fire is the water from their hose line, their attack line,” Byers explained.  “So it’s a major safety issue for them."

Byers says in the past they've had a hosed damaged and it can hurt their efforts to put out a fire.

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