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Boston Fire Dept. recruits shovel out hydrants in the city

This morning, 53 hopeful Boston firefighters are spreading out across Boston to dig out snow-covered fire hydrants as part of the city’s response to the Blizzard of 2013.

Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser spoke briefly to the recruits as they gathered at Florian Hall in Dorchester before they were dispatched in teams of about 10 to East Boston, Roxbury, Allston, and Charlestown.

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