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Tunstall Fire & Rescue Tunstall Fire & Rescue shared South Portland Professional Fire Fighters Local 1476's photo.
3 weeks ago
Interesting bit of history...A piece of history was recently found under the streets of Portland. Pictured here is a section of a wooden water main, aka a hollowed out log. Firefighters would have to dig a hole to reach the pipe, then drill through the wooden pipe to intentionally create a leak. The hole would fill with water so the fire engines could pump it out.
This brings an all new meaning to the term "Shoveling hydrants"!
After the incident the firefighters would seal the hole with a wooden plug, hence the term "fire plug".