Cambridge Ontario firefighters responded to a possible fire in the south end of town May 25 at noon. P5 reported heavy black smoke as they pulled out of the hall. A large pile of tires, a number of vehicles, and trees were burning on arrival. Two tankers from Ayr were requested to augment the water supply. I arrived on scene 25 minutes after the dispatch (16 mile drive), just as crews had declared the fire was knocked down. Box 690 provided rehab, served 69 cold drinks, and 25 subs to the 30 firefighters on scene.
Gary Dinkel, Box 690
On Sunday May 25th 2015, Detroit 1st Battalion companies responded to a report of a unknown fire in the area of the I-75 & I-375 interchange. Engine 1 arrived on the scene and reported an overturned tanker truck fully-involved. Engine 1 assumed incident command and requested extra companies for water supply. A Hazmat Level II was declared.
The Marathon Refinery Fire Department was requested for their foam rig. Water supply was established. Crews attempted fire attack with Engine 1’s monitor until foam units arrived. Companies operated on the scene for several hours to bring this incident under control. Engines 1/9/27, Ladder 6, Squad 3, Hazmat 1, and Chief 1 responded with additional assistance from the Marathon Refinery. The cause of the incident is under investigation and there were no injuries.
Photos by Dennis Walus © 2015
Here are some images from a quickly elevated 2-11 alarm fire Sunday (5/24/15) morning in Chicago. The incident occurred on the 6700 block of Union Avenue. Battalion 18 was given a working fire response at about 7:15 and Engine 54 arrived moments later and confirmed they had a 2.5-story frame that was totally involved and communicating to exposures. Battalion 18 boxed the fire on arrival and quickly reported water problems and requested a 2-11. Eventually the occupied exposure would be fully-involved as well. The first five engines all went to work; 54, 47, 84, 116 and 50. Engine 84 was in spare D533 and Engine 50 was in spare D598. Both Tower Ladders 34 and 37 were also in spares. TL 34 was eventually put to work making it 6 hand-lines and 3 master streams in use. The fire was struck out shortly after 8:00 and Human Services was requested for 4 adults and 6 children.
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