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Firefighters battled a stubborn fire that started in the attic after notifying the homeowner who was inside and unaware of the fire at 1318 E. Green Lane in Mount Prospect, IL 6/18/19.

flames through roof of house on fire
flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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flames and smoke through roof of house on fire
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heavy smoke from roof of house on fire
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heavy smoke from house on fire
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Firefighters use four pike poles to pull soffits
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exhausted Firefighter after fighting a fire
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Firefighters from all three Wellesley Township (ON) stations participated in a house burn June 8, 2019 on Lobsinger Line. The house was owned by a Linwood firefighter who had purchased the farm and is building a new home on property. Firefighters had a good day to use their new Smeal tower which had been picked up the day before. The property had a pond approximately 800 feet from the house.

St Clements pumper set up at the pond to feed the Wellesley pumper and tower. The clear cool day had an east wind which was unusual for the area. The normal wind comes out of the west. Firefighters rotated going up in the bucket and running the new quint. Crews were very happy with the new truck. 

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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Firefighters burn house for homeowner
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fire engine drafting from a pond
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Fire dispatch toned out Wellesley, Linwood, and St Clements for a confirmed garage fire at 74 Parkview Drive, June 7 2019 at 5:35. A Wellesley pumper arrived to a fully involved house fire with the siding on the E4 exposure melting.

Multiple lines were pulled to attack the fire and protect the exposure. Linwood picked up a hydrant on the way in to feed the Wellesley pumper, and a St Clements pumper picked up a hydrant from the north end and pulled multiple lines. The fire started in the attached double garage. Neighbours alerted the family to the fire and the couple were able to safely exit the building.

attached garage destroyed by fire
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Crews knocked down the bulk of the fire in 20 minutes. A short in the car parked on the left side of the garage was determined to be the cause of the fire. The owner had just purchased a new electric car which was parked in the right side. Damage has been pegged between $500,000 and $700,000.

Box 690 provided rehab for the fire. Photos and video shot 30 minutes into the fire. The Wellesley Thibault aerial was on its last day of service. The township purchased a used Smeal 85’ tower which they picked up later in the day. The new aerial was used the following day for a house burn. 

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

attached garage destroyed by fire
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attached garage destroyed by fire
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Wellesley Township fire trucks at fire scene
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Wellesley Township fire truck
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attached garage destroyed by fire
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Wellesley Township fire truck
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Thibault aerial at last fire scene
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Thibault aerial at last fire scene
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Wellesley Township fire truck
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Thibault aerial at last fire scene
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Firefighters with hose line at house fire
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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
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Firefighters in Canada battle garage fire
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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
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barn fire in Woolwich Township ON
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barn fire in Woolwich Township ON
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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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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch received multiple calls for a house fire at 116 Kingswood Drive April 24 at 2:40. P11, P15, A11, R11, and Car 123 were dispatched on the first alarm. P14 was added to the assignment due to multiple phone calls. Crews arrived to heavy fire through the roof of a six-unit townhouse complex. P11 pulled in from the Kingswood side of the building and had A11 set up their aerial on Alpine Road. P11 and A11 both caught hydrants.

Multiple lines were pulled to fight the fire. The fire appeared to start under the car port and spread up the wall to two units. One resident was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The fire stop between units E and D did its job preventing the fire from spreading into the other four units. Heavy fire was knocked down in 20 minutes, with overhaul lasting 1.5 hours. Damage has been pegged at $500,000. The Ontario Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire with Kitchener Fire Prevention officers. Box 690 provided rehab, photos taken 25 minutes into the fire.   

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Kitchener Firefighters at townhouse fire
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Kitchener Firefighters at townhouse fire
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night fire scene
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night fire scene
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