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Here are some shots from a fire the other day in Detroit in the 9th Battalion @ Hazelridge and Mac Crary.

Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out Baden and New Dundee stations for an attached garage fire at 1 Deerfield Extension in Petersburg, May 8 at 18:55. Baden requested a full response from New Hamburg while en route to the fire and reported smoke showing minutes before they arrived on scene.

Heavy fire was venting from a two-car, attached garage. Multiple small and large hand lines were pulled and knocked down the bulk of the heavy fire in 15 minutes with some extension into the attic of the house. There were several of propane tanks in the garage and a propane BBQ. Water was shuttled from the nearest hydrant four miles from the scene. Very good stop keeping the fire to the garage. Box 690 provided rehab. Photos taken 20 minutes into fire. 

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Firefighters in Canada battle garage fire
Gary Dinkel photo
Firefighters in Canada battle garage fire
Gary Dinkel photo
Firefighters in Canada battle garage fire
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Wilmot Township (ON) FD engine drafting from portable tanks
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Wilmot Township (ON) FD tanker with portable tanks
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Wilmot Township (ON) FD rescue unit
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Wilmot Township (ON) FD tanker
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Wilmot Township (ON) FD tanker
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Woolwich Township (ON) firefighters were dispatched to a fully involved shop fire May 11th at 4:40 at 1088 Wittick Road. Floradale station reported they could see heavy fire from the station approximately 2.5 miles from the scene. Firefighters arrived to a fully involved 100’ x 30’, steel sided shop, which was attached to a large barn. Fire had extended into the barn.

Floradale pumper set up beside the barn and had their tanker drop a port-a-tank, dump their load, and drop their LDH to the road. Elmira’s pumper set up two port-a-tanks on the road for the five tankers to fill. Elmira’s aerial was at a hydrant in Elmira approximately 3.5 miles from the scene to fill tankers. Multiple lines were pulled around the structure.

The owners of the property were able to get most of the cattle from the barn. The interior crew was able to knock the fire down in the hay mow and the main floor of the barn. Crews outside cooled two large propane tanks and were able to hit the fire on the exterior of the barn. One fuel tank bled off just as I walked up to the scene.

barn fire in Woolwich Township ON
Gary Dinkel photo
barn fire in Woolwich Township ON
Gary Dinkel photo
barn fire in Woolwich Township ON
Gary Dinkel photo

Firefighters made a very good save on the property. No cattle were lost and the barn is still standing. One or both of the silos may need to be replaced. Damage has been pegged between $500,000 and $1,000,000. Box 690 and the Floradale Women’s Auxiliary provided rehab to the 50 firefighters on scene.

barn fire in Woolwich Township ON
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barn fire in Woolwich Township ON
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barn fire in Woolwich Township ON
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long hose lay at barn fire
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barn fire in Woolwich Township ON
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aftermath of a barn fire in Woolwich Township ON
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Woolwich stations on scene:

  • Floradale pumper, rescue, tanker (3,000 US gallons)
  • Elmira pumper, rescue, aerial, pumper-tanker (2,500 US gallons)
  • Conestogo pumper-tanker (3,000 US gallons)
  • St Jacobs tanker (3,000 US gallons)
  • Maryhill tanker (3,000 US gallons)
  • Box 690

Gary Dinkel, Box 690 Canteen

Woolwich Township FD tanker
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fire engine with lines off
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Floradale Fire Department tanker
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Woolwich Township FD tanker
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Saturday night Cicero, IL had a fire in a 3-flat apartment building at 2120 s 59th Ave. Crews did a great job and knocked it pretty quick. In total I believe they had 4 lines lead out and the main from Truck 1 was up to the roof. 

fire erupts from rear apartment window at night
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fire erupts from rear apartment window at night
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Firefighters with hose line at night fire scene
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Firefighters with hose line at night fire scene
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Firefighters om roof of fire building at night
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Companies were sent for a commercial box in southwest on 4/28/19. Engine 27 stretched on a commercial building at Vernor X Junction. Chief 7 reported they were taking a defensive posture and requested a platform.  They had a 2-sty, 100×200, occupied Dollar Store going through the roof. At the height of the fire, it had extended to a 2-sty taxpayer and ended up burning through that roof. In total, three aerial master streams and numerous landlines were used to bring the fire under control. 

Detroit Firefighters battle a 2-Alarm commercial building fire at night
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Detroit FD Ladder 8 working at a fire
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Detroit Firefighters battle a 2-Alarm commercial building fire at night
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Detroit Firefighters battle a 2-Alarm commercial building fire at night
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Detroit FD Ladder 13 working at a fire
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Detroit FD Ladder 17 working at a fire
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Detroit FD Ladder 17 working at a fire
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A total rundown of the companies @ the 2nd Alarm at 5656 W Vernor were as follows:

Engines 27, 29, 33, 34 
Ladders 8, 13
Squads 2, 4
Chiefs 5, 7

2nd Alarm Assignment
Engines 17, 42, 48 
Ladders 7, 17, 20
Chief 203

An explosion rocked northern Lake County, IL Friday evening after a massive explosion at the AB Specialties facility in Waukegan. The 3-Alarm fire included extra alarms also for EMS, HazMat, and Technical Rescue. Four employees were hospitalized, one has been confirmed dead, and two are still unaccounted for.

Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19
Jeff Rudolph photo
Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19
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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19
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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19
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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19
Jeff Rudolph photo
Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19
Jeff Rudolph photo