On 1/31/2019, Merrimack Fire Rescue (NH) was dispatched to a reported fire on South Baboosic Lake Road. While en route, companies were notified of a well-involved garage and a working fire assignment was called. Due to a frozen hydrant, companies relied on tank water and mutual aid tankers to knock the fire down. Merrimack was assisted by Nashua, Bedford, and Amherst at the scene. Additional photos: Sean Fesko
Kitchener P4, P6, A1, R1, Tank 1, P7, and Car 23 were dispatched to a garage fire at 1082 Wilson Ave January 25 at 16:15. The tanker was added as the closest hydrant would have required a pumper relay. The tanker is cross staffed by P7 firefighters, so they bring both trucks when the tanker is needed. P6 arrived and reported a fully-involved garage with one exposure of a small trailer near the front of the garage. P6 pulled one attack line and knocked what they could with their tank. P4 arrived shortly after and pulled two lines from their truck to work the fire. The tanker hooked up directly to P4 and made one trip to refill their 2,000 Imperial gallon tank (2400 US). The fire gutted the large garage and an antique tractor that was inside. Damage was pegged at $100,000. Box 690 provided rehab, photos and video taken 20 minutes into the fire.
Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out Breslau, Maryhill, and Conestogo fire departments for a structure fire at 201 Woolwich Street South in Breslau, January 22 at 12:16. Dispatch reported two people possibly in the house. A Breslau captain was near the house and helped get the two residents from the structure. He reported a working fire, with flames showing around a chimney on the E2 side of the house.
Breslau’s pumper arrived and picked up a hydrant. Crews performed a 360 and primary search of building while others pulled lines. Firefighters tried to enter the building that was on fire via the garage, but there was no access. They knocked the fire down from the exterior before finding access to the interior. The fire was contained quickly, with minor extension to the interior.
Two ambulances were requested as a precaution to check out the residents. The male was transported to hospital. The Ontario Fire Marshall was called to investigate the fire. Box 690 provided rehab.
I arrived just ahead of the Breslau pumper. It was a very cold day, so video has some movement in it from moving out of way of firefighters and having very cold hands.
The Chicago Fire Department continued a busy two days of firefighting in sub-zero temperatures with this Still & Box Alarm at 2949 North Luna Avenue in the 7th Battalion. A working fire was confirmed just before 1:30pm on Thursday (1/31) and the alarm was elevated very shortly afterward. Companies were interior for over a half hour before going defensive and remained on the scene for nearly 4 hours.
Here are a few images from the 2-11 at 25th and Sacramento this afternoon in Chicago (1/30/19). Companies made an aggressive interior attack and went defensive as I was walking up. The first image was taken only a couple minutes after the companies evacuated the building and it appeared conditions deteriorated rapidly.