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Brass fire hose hookups stolen from buildings

A rash of thefts of brass fittings on the sides of buildings in Spokane Valley is threatening fire crews’ abilities to fight fires in those buildings, the Spokane County Sheriff’s office said Wednesday.

A release said the brass fittings are used “for the fire department to connect to and charge the interior sprinkler system in the event of a large-scale fire.”

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in the thefts.

“Without these exterior adapters, not only the integrity of the building but the safety of people inside the building is put at extreme risk,” the release said.

Anyone with information, or anyone who sees someone other than a firefighter working on the fittings, is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.