Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out Linwood and St Clements fire departments for a working fire in a shop at 4540 Lawson Line, September 28 at 16:00. Wellesley deputy chief requested Wellesley station be added to the call once he came on the air. The fire started in an air collection system beside the 40 x 100’, aluminum sided building and spread into the walls and roof. The fire was knocked down quickly, but overhaul took two hours to pull siding and insulation from the walls and roof. Water was shuttled by tankers from a fire department cistern located one farm east of the fire. Photos were taken during overhaul, approximately 45 minutes into the call. Box 690 provided rehab to the 35 firefighters on scene.
Chicago Engine 116 and the group had a fire in a 3-sty, multi-unit apartment building Friday night(9/23/16) @ 6354 s Racine. Sounded like they had fire in the walls on all 3 floors in the rear of the building. Engine 116 & 54 had lines lead out and Truck 20 & 41 had their mains to the roof. Josh Boyajian
|| SAFD || WORKING HOUSE FIRE || 09.24.26 || Saturday afternoon’s line of strong thunderstorms kept the SAFD and SAPD busy with plenty of work, including this 1-Alarm structure fire in the 1310 block of Cresswell Cove on the city’s far north side. First arriving Truck Co. 46 had “… fire through the roof of a 2-story residential structure …”, and stated that they were pulled a “green line” from the neighbor’s house for fire attack (some SAFD truck companies do not have pumps or a water tank). As first-due Engine 46 was caught up on another call, they requested the next arriving engine company to lay a supply line and pull a preconnect. The fire was held in the attic space and extensive salvage and overhaul was done to save the second floor furnishings. Companies stayed on scene for well over two hours completing overhaul. Units on the Box were EN46, EN14, EN43, EN48, T46, T43, T14, M46, EMS1, BC6, and a Mobile Air Compressor unit.
A Spartanburg (SC) truck driver was killed after his tractor trailer over-turned on I-95 near the 65 mile marker northbound Thursday evening 22-September at 19:06. Witnesses stated the truck swerved to avoid a car who entered his lane, causing the truck to strike a guard rail. The truck received heavy damage, trapping the unrestrained driver inside.
Colleton County (SC) firefighter-paramedics arrived minutes later to find the northbound lanes blocked. The trailer, that was hauling watermelons, was in the median, while the cab was partially in the median and partially in the roadway. The truck driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries and had no signs of life.
The Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. Once the Coroner completed his investigation, crews were cleared to begin the extrication at 20:30. Holmatro rescue tools, reciprocating saws, and chains rigged to the spreaders were used to complete the extrication, which took a little over an hour.
The Coroner’s Office transported the patient. Traffic in the northbound lanes was blocked for nearly an hour and down to one lane for four hours. It was blocked again when the towing company arrived to remove the truck. The trailer was left in the median until Friday, so it could be unloaded and righted during day light hours. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 24, Engine 26, Tender 27, Rescue 1, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 107, Car 110 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue