Low pressure in hydrants delays Calif. firefighters
Probe into incident in progress.
By Adam Foxman
Ventura County Star
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VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. — When Ventura County firefighters arrived at an Ojai house fire last week, they were greeted with an unpleasant surprise: The two fire hydrants nearest the burning home didn't work.
The hydrants weren't broken, but when the fire began Friday evening there wasn't enough water pressure in the hydrants to use the fire hoses.