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All portions of the exterior walls of newly constructed commercial, industrial and multi-family residential buildings and open storage of combustible materials shall be within 500 feet of one fire hydrant. Hydrant spacing shall not exceed 500 feet between any two hydrants. One- and two-family dwellings shall be within 500 feet of at least one fire hydrant. On new streets, hydrants shall be located at the intersections and the end of dead-end streets. Distances shall be measured along the path of the hose lay. Hydrants are not required in locations that are not accessible to fire apparatus. Private fire hydrants shall not be located in the public right-of-way. Hydrant requirements in accordance with this standard may be met with existing public or private hydrants. The Fire Chief and/or the Director of the Public Works may approve alternative locations and spacing of hydrants provided hydrants meet fire suppression tactical needs.
(Ord. 753, passed 5-5-98) Penalty, see § 9.4.99