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Easton Firefighters Find Buried Treasure

If you saw an Easton firefighter with a metal detector over the last few days, he or she was looking for buried treasure. Treasure, that is, in the form of some of the town’s 230 fire hydrants buried by this winter’s heavy snow .

“We’ve got them all done — this is the last one,” said Firefighter Mike Sabia, who was digging out a backup hydrant on Center Road near Town Hall as the sun set on a chilly Monday afternoon .

The town’s full-time and volunteer firefighters had dug out all the hydrants by late Monday as another bank of storm clouds moved into the region threatening a few inches of snow and freezing rain .

After the last big storm, Easton’s firefighters had to borrow a metal detector from the highway department to find hydrants buried by snowplows, firefighter Jim Wright said.

With more snow looming, Wright reminded residents to dig out hydrants near their homes after storms.

“If they have a hydrant in their neighborhood, they should locate it and dig it out right away,” Wright said.

What else in Easton is still buried by snow? Have you helped the town dig out? Share your stories below or on Facebook or Twitter .

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