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Yakima's Fire Hydrants Get a Fresh Coat of Paint

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YAKIMA, Wash.--Boy Scouts from Troop 141 did their part to improve Yakima's appearance Saturday.

They painted 100 fire hydrants with a fluorescent color to make them more noticeable for fire crews at night. The city provided 14 gallons of paint and some other supplies.

Troop members said it feels good to help out their town.

"It's really nice to clean them up, make them look really good and also it helps the city and the firefighters out because now they're a lot more noticeable," said Coby Johnson, the project coordinator. "One over there we did, it had all these weeds covering around it. We pulled them down so then it's a lot easier to notice."

The City of Yakima has nearly 3,000 fire hydrants, and typically only about a quarter of them are repainted each year. The city said because of the boy scouts service, more hydrants will be done this year.