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Fire dispatch toned out Linwood, St Clements, and Wellesley for a house fire at 7510 Line 86,  July 27 at 9:05. Linwood reported they could see a thermal column just after they pulled out of town. They requested a tanker from Floradale. Linwood arrived to a fully involved house, heavy fire in the rear and on the main floor. Multiple lines were pulled and port-a-tanks set up for water shuttle. Water was drawn from a fire department cistern a mile from the scene.

Firefighters knocked the bulk of the fire in 20 minutes. Wellesley’s aerial was used to pull the roof to get to hot spots. This was the first fire it was  used on. Firefighters used the quint at a burn a few weeks before for training.

The fire was started by a four year old playing with a BBQ starter. Four children were transported to a hospital with smoke inhalation. Firefighters remained on scene until late afternoon to assist the Ontario Fire Marshal with the fire investigation. Box 690 provided rehab for the fire, served 171 drinks for the 30 firefighters on scene. Photos taken 25 minutes into the call.

Gary Dinkel – Box 690 

house fire in Canada
Gary Dinkel photo
Spartan / Smeal tower ladder
Gary Dinkel photo

Still & Box Alarm fire at 11809 Michigan Avenue in Chicago August 4, 2019

Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo
Chicago fire scene at night
Steve Redick photo

more photos at Chicagoareafire.com

In the early morning hours of July 22, 2019, Natick (MA) fire was dispatched to a reported fire on South Main Street. Companies had fire in the basement of a 100×120, one-story commercial structure. As crews advanced lines it was determined the fire was also on the main floor, necessitating additional alarms. Over the next few hours, a total of eight alarms were struck, bringing mutual aid from all over the Metro West region of Massachusetts. A ninth alarm was struck later on in the incident. These photos were taken over seven hours after the initial dispatch.

Sean Fesko/FDNH911

aftermath of commercial building fire
Sean Fesko/FDNH911
aerial ladders at work at fire scene
Sean Fesko/FDNH911
aftermath of commercial building fire
Sean Fesko/FDNH911

The Milwaukee Fire Department battled a 4th alarm fire at Aguilar’s Welding on West National Avenue near South 12th Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday, July 19, 2019. Plumes of smoke were visible from the Marquette Interchange. Extreme heat and hazardous building contents were making it hard for firefighters to extinguish the fire.

massive smoke header from fire
Asher Heimermann photo
heavy smoke from commercial building fire
Asher Heimermann photo
Firefighters in Pierce tower ladder battle fire
Asher Heimermann photo
Asher Heimermann photo
Firefighters flush hydrant at fire scene
Asher Heimermann photo