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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out Conestogo Pump 1, Tank 2, and Rescue 3, Elmira P1, Tank 2, and Rescue 4 plus Floradale Tank 2 to a possible barn fire at 6714 Middlebrook Road October 20, 2017 at 14:50. The Woolwich deputy chief advised dispatch that the farm had a burn permit and they were dismantling a barn and burning unusable wood. Dispatch advised they had received a call from the farm stating the controlled burn had jumped into wood in the foundation of the old barn and was threatening numerous other out buildings.

Responding crews reported a good loom up on route to the call. A Floradale firefighter arrived on scene first advising a large, out of control burn was threatening a driving shed, two other sheds, and a nearby house. Elmira P1 was first on scene and pulled into the driveway closest to the fire. Numerous small and large lines were pulled to protect exposures.

Conestogo’s pumper pulled into the adjacent driveway downwind of the fire and pulled one line to cool the roof of the house. Three port-a-tanks were setup to feed water to the Elmira pumper. Water was shuttled from a large pond approximately five miles from the fire.

Maryhill’s tanker was added to the call at 15:30 to augment the water supply. Center Wellington, Elora station from neighboring Wellington County arrived on scene at 16:15 with a pumper and tanker. They had been dispatched for a possible brush fire in the area. They dropped their 3,000 US gallon load and returned to base. Firefighters were able to save two sheds and house. A small building immediately beside the barn was well involved on arrival and couldn’t be saved.

Box 690 provided rehab. I left on the dispatch for the fire that was 15 miles from my residence. Shots were taken approximately 20 minutes into the call.

Gary Dinkel

Box 690

firefighters with deluge gun at barn fire

firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a barn fire at 6714 Middlebrook Road October 20, 2017. Gary Dinkel photo

firefighters draft water from a pone

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Woolwich Township, Elmire station fire engine

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Centre Wellington fire engine

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Centre Wellington fire tender

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portable tanks with water at fire scene

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Woolwich Township, Maryhill station fire tender in Canada

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firefighters with hose line at barn fire

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American LaFrance Metropolitan pumper in Canada

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Woolwich Township Floradale fire tender

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remnants of barn fire in Canada

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Woolwich Township Elmire station rescue unit

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Woolwich Township Conestogo rescue squad

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fire engine drafts from portable tanks

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American LaFrance Metropolitan pumper in Canada

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firefighters with hose line at barn fire

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firefighters with deluge gun at barn fire

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Cambridge, Ontario firefighters were dispatched to a confirmed structure fire October 2, 2017 at 16:30. The fire was located at 145 Vanier Road in the south end of town. The area is rural with no hydrants, so the tanker was dispatched with four of the five stations. North Dumfries’ tanker was requested on mutual aid to augment the water supply. The call came in as a fully-involved, large shed full of wood. Crews reported a good loom-up on route. I could see the smoke from Kitchener 15 miles away. P5 arrived with flames 25-35 feet in the air with grass fires around the structure. Two lines were pulled to attack the grass fires first then work on the building. The fire was started by an ember from an unattended fire. The owner was burning scrap wood to clean up his property. The 20 x 70’ shed was packed with cut pine wood. The first photo was taken by our Cambridge Canteen member Rick Maguire, approximately 20 minutes into the fire. The balance of the shots were taken when I arrived 35 minutes into the call. Box 690 provided rehab.

Gary Dinkel

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shed fire in Cambridge, ON

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Cambridge FD American LaFrance fire engine pumping

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aftermath of a large shed fire

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aftermath of a large shed fire

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Firefighters rehab at fire scene

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dramatic photo of Cambridge Firefighter

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aftermath of a large shed fire

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Cambridge FD HME fire truck at scene

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rural water supply at fire scene

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Firefighters douse remnants of a fire

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fire department tanker dumps into portable tank

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Kitchener fire dispatch toned out New Dundee (ON) firefighters for a vehicle fire at 1305 Bleams Road just after 13:00, October 5, 2017. New Dundee District Chief 201 was the first to reply and asked for an update. Dispatch advised a tour bus was on fire behind the house and close to two sheds. 201 asked for a second alarm adding Baden to the fire. New Dundee and Baden arrived a minute apart. The Baden district chief did a 360 and advised a fully-involved bus with no exposure issues. The fire was knocked down in 10 minutes with no damage to any of the exposures. Early video was taken just as firefighters were arriving by Box 690 member Bill McIntyre. The later video I shot, arriving two minutes after firefighters arrived on scene. Box 690 provided rehab.

Gary Dinkel

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bus fire in New Dundee Ontario

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bus fire in New Dundee Ontario

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Firefighter battles tour bus fire

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Firefighters battle tour bus fire

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Firefighters battle tour bus fire

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Firefighter battles tour bus fire

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fire trucks in Canada

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fire trucks in Canada

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bus fire in New Dundee Ontario

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tour bus destroyed by fire

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fire trucks in Canada

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Wausau fire crews were paged for a structure at 1021 Macintosh Street. The fire the call came in at 10:34AM Tuesday. Battalion Chief Allan Antolik said upon arrival heavy fire was showing from the back of the structure. No Injuries were reported and the person home at the time was able to exit safely . Wausau Fire Department was assisted by Wausau Police Department. WPS was also on scene.

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Detroit Firefighters stretch on a vacant dwelling

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vacant dwelling burns in Detroit

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Detroit FD Engine 40

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vacant dwelling burns in Detroit

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Detroit FD Ladder 17

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Detroit FD Ladder 17

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Firefighters overhaul after a fire

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Firefighters overhaul after a fire

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I was in Detroit for a few days earlier this week. I only made it to a few fires. This was a Box Alarm @ Tillman and W. Warren. We arrived right with Engine 34 and I was able to get them stretching. Looked like a small fire in the first floor front room. Ladder 22 vented it as they were making entry with the hoseline. The boys made a quick knockdown and brought it under control.

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Detoirt firefighters pull hose off the engine

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Detroit firefighters make entry into a burning house

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firefighter with hose in front of the house

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firefighter vents a window

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firefighters enter burning house

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firefighters battle a house fire

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firefighter vents upstairs window with smoke

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Detroit fire truck at house fire

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Detroit FD Engine 34

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This was a real dandy. The Fire Alarm office calltaker and dispatcher was the late Dick Hyland. You can also hear Bob Phelan as well as Matt Tomlin briefly on the radio and Al Andersen was the switchboard guy that handled most of the radio stuff. I took this job in. What a night this was! The DDC was Ed Altman way before his commissioner days and the responding District Chief was Louis Galante (which explains why this wasn’t a 5-11). Some other voices you may find familiar Jim Corbett on truck 12, Bob Welch as “3a”, Bill O’Boyle on Squad 1.

I’m sure there are many more to be recognized upon further review. This fire turned into a real spectacle. It ignited a scrapyard at 14th & State that went to a box and it also burned up El ties along the tracks for about 2 blocks. To top it off Snorkel 1 got stuck in the partially raised position and members had to be rescued via ground ladder as the radiant heat was getting brutal. After the building collapsed they found a guy who was sleeping in a vehicle next to the fire building who had to be extricated with a hurst tool since the car was squashed by the falling wall.

I was standing too close at the time of the collapse and as I was running saw a member get knocked down by flying bricks. I believe he broke his leg … a narrow miss for me.  This was a real all time classic job. I will never forget it.

Steve Redick

 

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massive fire in Chicago

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massive fire in Chicago

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massive fire in Chicago

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