CLEVELAND -- With the temperatures over 85 degrees, the Cleveland Fire department is often called to close illegally opened fire hydrants.
Sometimes 50 of them in one day.
Open hydrants draw water pressure away from homes and reduce the amount of water available should one of those homes catch fire.
Children playing in the spray could also be injured. The hydrants can also be damaged.
Cleveland has 70,000 to 80,000 fire hydrants. Keeping them in good working condition can be a full-time job.
"Go to the Rec centers. Go to the outdoor pools. Wear light clothing, and make sure you stay hydrated," Fire Department Spokesman Larry Gray suggests.
If you are caught opening a hydrant, you can be charged with a misdemeanor, jailed for six months and fined $1,000.