May 24 2015, Kitchener P2 was dispatched for a high hoe on fire a block from the fire hall. Smoke and fire was visible when they pulled out of the station. Two attack lines were pulled to extinguish the fully-involved fire on arrival. The fire was in an old high hoe used to sort scrap metal. An additional pumper and aerial were called to supply water and manpower. The fire was fed by diesel fuel and hydraulic oil and was very stubborn to extinguish.

Gary Dinkel

Box 690

firemen extinguish fire in a construction machine

Gary Dinkel photo

firemen extinguish fire in a construction machine

Gary Dinkel photo

Spartan fire engine in Canada

Gary Dinkel photo

high hoe on fire

Gary Dinkel photo

fire trucks in Canada

Station 2 is located at the top of the hill, short run for this call. Gary Dinkel photo

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

scene of large rubbish fire

Gary Dinkel photo

Rosenbauer America Metz tower ladder in Cambridge Ontario

Gary Dinkel photo

Cambridge Ontario fire apparatus

Reserve Pump 22, running as Pump 2. Gary Dinkel photo

Rosenbauer America fire truck in Cambridge Ontario

Gary Dinkel photo

firemen at the seen of a junk yard fire

Gary Dinkel photo

Cambridge Ontario Fire Department water tender

Cambridge 2,000 Imperial gallon tanker. Gary Dinkel photo

rehab for firemen at fire scene

Rehab was set up under a canopy which provided nice shade on this very hot humid day. Gary Dinkel photo

rural water supply with engine drafting in Cambridge Ontario

Gary Dinkel photo

Cambridge Fire Department fire engine at fire scene

Gary Dinkel photo

firemen extinguish large rubbish fire

Gary Dinkel photo

Manchester, Ct. had this fully-involved garage with extension to the house on 5/24/15 at 259 Fern St about 2050 hours.

Stay safe,

Patrick Dooley

flames from garage on fire at night

fireman about to hit garage fire at night

Patrick Dooley photo

fully engulfed garage burns at night

Patrick Dooley photo

firefighter at night with flames

Patrick Dooley photo

silhouette of firemen with hose at night

Patrick Dooley photo

aftermath of garage destroyed by fire

Patrick Dooley photo

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.

The rest of the images from this incident can been scene here

Photos by Dennis Walus © 2015

overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

Dennis Walus © 2015

overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

Dennis Walus © 2015

overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

Dennis Walus © 2015

overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

Dennis Walus © 2015

overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

Dennis Walus © 2015

overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

Dennis Walus © 2015

overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

Dennis Walus © 2015

water is applied to an overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

Dennis Walus © 2015

overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

Dennis Walus © 2015

foam applied to overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

Dennis Walus © 2015

foam applied to overturned tanker explodes on a highway ramp

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.

Eric Haak

Chicago Squad 5 using the Snorkel at a afire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

firemen with hose lines a t fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Chicago Squad 5 using the Snorkel at a afire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago Squad 5 using the Snorkel at a afire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Baltimore City fire units were alerted to the dwelling/building fire on Tuesday morning (5/19/15) at the corner of E. Lombard and S. Conkling Streets in the Baltimore Highlands.  Upon arrival firefighters encountered smoke and fire coming from the 2nd floor and roof of the building.  A second alarm was toned out bringing in additional manpower and resources.  The fire was quickly knocked and extensive overhaul was performed on a day of hot and humid weather reaching the high 80s.  The Baltimore Box 414 Association responded with their canteen rigs to provide hydration and refreshments for the firefighters.

Here are some photos of rigs and crews working on the scene during the overhaul process.

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Trevor James

Trevor James Fire Scene Photography

fire department ladder truck at fire scene

Trevor James photo

firemen after fighting a fire

Trevor James photo

fire department ladder trucks at fire scene

Trevor James photo

firemen examine SCBA bottles after battling a fire

Trevor James photo

firemen after fighting a fire

Trevor James photo

Baltimore City Fire Trucks at fire scene

Trevor James photo

firemen after fighting a fire

Trevor James photo

firemen after fighting a fire

Trevor James photo

fire department ladder truck at fire scene

Trevor James photo

fire engine hooked to hydrant at fire scene

Trevor James photo

Additional photos from the scene can be viewed on my Flickr here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/59625319@N02/sets/72157650808353093