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San Benito Residents Concerned about Pile of Debris near Fire Hydrant

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UPDATE (7/30): The pile of debris that was obstructing a fire hydrant is now cleared. 

A resident called 5 ON YOUR SIDE after being unsuccessful at getting through to the city. 

Crews were on scene shortly after the newscast. 

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SAN BENITO – Residents in a San Benito neighborhood feel they are being neglected.

A woman says she's concerned for the safety of her mother because of a pile of debris that is obstructing a fire hydrant.

Having the water easily accessible is crucial for her mother, who is 85 years old and may not be able to move fast enough if there is a fire.

A spokeswoman for the city tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS in a statement that obstructing fire hydrants is a serious matter and city crews are looking into it.

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez has the details.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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