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Passenger extricated after hydrant upended in Nelson

Nelson Fire and Rescue used the jaws of life after a two-vehicle crash this morning in Uphill that took out a fire hydrant.

Assistant chief Mike Daloise says they extricated a patient by removing a passenger-side door in a tight “in a tight location, while working between the two vehicles.”

The patient was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

Nelson police are investigating the circumstances of the crash.

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The hydrant will have to be replaced, but no water leaked.

It happened near the intersection of Mill and Cedar streets shortly before 9 a.m.

Daloise says they don’t often have to use the jaws of life within city limits.

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