Know the Road with the CHP: How close can I park to a fire hydrant?

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- How close are you legally allowed to park to a fire hydrant if the curb isn't painted red?

"If there's public parking next to that fire hydrant, the vehicle code clearly says that you have to maintain 15 feet in either direction of a fire hydrant, regardless of whether the curb is painted red or not," said Sgt. Brian Pennings with the California Highway Patrol.

"If the vehicle violates this law... it is a parking violation and the fines vary depending on the county or the city in which the violation occurred," Pennings said.

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