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Golden Fire Hydrant

“More water!” shouted a fireman.

The firemen worked tirelessly to fight the flames.

It was April 20, 1906. A giant earthquake had hit San Francisco. Now the city was burning.

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People ran from their homes to the safety of a wide-open park.

“We’re out of water,” a woman cried. “We can’t fight the fire!”

The people watched as the flames came closer.

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A man named John stood in the park. He looked around.

On the corner he saw one lone fire hydrant. It had not been used yet.

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Lexile Score 390
Word Count 306
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