Kitchener (Ontario) fire dispatch 911 lines lit up at 16:40 April 30, 2016 for an explosion and fire at 97 Christopher Drive in Waterloo. Three pumps, 104’ quint, and platoon chief were dispatched to the fire. Responding crews reported smoke visible once they left their halls. Dispatch updated firefighters that there were reports of multiple explosions. P1 arrived on scene to a fully involved, single-family home. Multiple 1.75″ and 2.5” lines were pulled to all sides of the house. The fire was knocked down in an hour, damage will exceed $250,000. Box 690 provided rehab.
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Park Ridge (IL) firefighters were called to 1205 Hoffman Avenue just after 7PM Wednesday evening (4/27/16) for a reported house fire. First arriving units reported heavy smoke from the attic of a single-family house and began an interior attack. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire about 10 minutes later as flames vented through the roof. The fire was contained shortly thereafter and mutual aid companies that had not yet arrived were returned.
There were no injuries. Companies at the scene included Park Ridge Engines 35 & 36, Ambulances 35 & 36, Rescue & Battalion 36 plus 3500. Mutual aid units were Niles Ambulance and Tower 2, North Maine Engine and Battalion 1, Glenview Engine 7, Lincolnwood Ambulance 15, and Rosemont Truck 158.
The fire was declared to be under control as I arrived.
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