The Elk River Fire Department is teaming up with Elk River Municipal Utilities and inviting residents to join them tomorrow (Saturday, February 23) for a “Hydrant Treasure Hunt.” Record-breaking snowfall has resulted in many of the city’s 1,200 fire hydrants to become completely buried. In an emergency when every second is critical, hydrants need a three-foot clearance of snow and ice to allow firefighters to access them quickly. Residents can meet at Fire Station #1 (415 Jackson Avenue) at 10:00 a.m. where they’ll be supplied with a city-wide hydrant map and event organizers will assign crews to various areas of the city. A bobcat will also be on site to help clear hydrants that are unable to be located using just a shovel. Dress warm, bring a shovel, and join the hunt!