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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elm Creek Fire Hydrant (Elm Creek, RM of Grey)

A 8.99-meter-tall (29.5 feet) fire hydrant, beside the fire department building in Elm Creek in the Rural Municipality of Grey, was built by volunteer firefighters over seven months and unveiled on Canada Day, 1 July 2001. It is the second largest hydrant in the world after the 11.88-meter-tall one at Columbia, South Carolina.

Elm Creek Fire Hydrant

Elm Creek Fire Hydrant (August 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.67743, W97.99267
denoted by symbol on the map above


World's Largest Working Fire Hydrant,

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 16 November 2019

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