Kitchener ON, fire dispatch received 19, 9-1-1 calls reporting a house fire at 66 West Ave at 8:38 June 13, 2017. P2, A2, P5, R1 and Car 23 were dispatched to a confirmed structure fire. Responding crews all reported smoke showing as they left their stations. P1 and A1 were added to the call before P2 arrived on scene. Pump 2 arrived to a fully-involved, empty, story and a half house with extension into occupied houses on either side. Large and small lines plus a monitor were quickly deployed to attack the fire.
The bulk of the fire was knocked down in 25 minutes. The house on the E2 side of the fire had a steel roof which made accessing the attic very difficult. Firefighters cut a large hole in the front of the house to gain access to fight the attic fire. Another team of firefighters entered the house on the E4 side to extinguish a fire in the upstairs bedroom. P7 was added to the call for manpower. I was at an appointment and got to the fire a half an hour in. Box 690 provided rehab, our third call in less than 24 hours, having responded to a house fire in Cambridge the previous night, and a Waterloo gas leak the previous morning.
Kitchener, Ontario fire fighters were dispatched for a kitchen fire at 37 Edna Street at 19:20. A2 arrived on scene first reporting light white smoke coming from the eaves of the 1.5 story house. P3 pulled two 1.75” attack lines while P4 picked up the hydrant and pulled one 1.75” line from their pumper. The fire started in the rear of the house on the main floor and extended up to the second level. The fire was knocked down in 25 minutes, with extensive overhaul on both floors. Box 690 provided rehab. Photos and video taken 10 minutes into the fire. Units on scene Pump 2, 3, 4 (using spare pump 9) 5, Aerial 2, Rescue 1, and Car 23 (PC).
Kitchener Ontario fire battled a 2-Alarm fire November 3, 2016 at 03:20. P2 arrived at Marina’s Bar at 323 King Street East in the downtown section of town reporting the building fully-involved in the rear and requested two additional pumpers to the scene. The fire spread quickly through the all-wood structure. All firefighting was defensive from the start. Multiple 2.5” lines were pulled at the front and rear of the structure. Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to a two-story building on the E2 side and a 2.5-story building on E4 housing businesses on the lower levels and apartments above. Damage has been pegged at $500,000, origin of fire is still under investigation. Box 690 on scene six hours providing rehab.