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Fire hydrants turned off for maintenance

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WEST VALLEY, Wash. -   The Yakima-Tieton Irrigation district is shutting off water to a number of fire hydrants around the valley.

It's part of regular maintenance. The water will be shut off Friday night and will be off for about a month.

According to the West Valley Fire Department, this maintenance work will have a direct impact on areas in West Valley, Naches Heights and Cowiche.

Residents in these areas shouldn't worry about not having water in case of a fire, said Darin Deccio, Captain with the West Valley Fire Department.  

"We have a mutual aid agreement with the outlining districts we can call for a tender alarm, which would entail us to pull water tenders here in the district in a very short amount of time," Deccio said.

Fire hydrants are more of a convenience for firefighters and it helps save time when setting up water supplies, Deccio said.