Two firefighters who used an old duckhunting trick to put out a fire caused by Hurricane Harvey are now national heroes.
Jason Hunt and Beau Bishop had been seconded from Arkansas to help fight fires in Houston. They attempted to attach a hose to a fire hydrant, only to discover there wasn’t enough pressure for it to work.
In Arkansas, when they want to clear a path through the ice, they tie they boats to a tree and blow the ice away using their motors, they tried the same technique here and it worked to great effect.
Hunt, said: “It’s just an old duck hunter trick. We’ll pin our boats to a tree in the woods, and we’ll blow the ice out using out boat motors, so I thought it would be worth a try.”