American LaFrance fire engine in Cambridge Ontario

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On May 24 2018 at 19:05, Cambridge, Ontario firefighters had their second general alarm fire in five days. P1, P2, P5, A3, R1, and Car 6 were dispatched to the fire at 515 Hespeler Road. Regional Police advised they had fire showing from the front of the building and roof. P1 arrived and reported heavy fire and smoke showing and requested the next unit pick up the hydrant. The fire was in the front waiting room and a 40’ high sign at the front of the car wash. A4, the last truck left in the city, was added to the call shortly after they cleared a med call.

Kitchener fire was requested for mutual aid to an alarm ringing and Ayr fire was toned out to respond with a pumper to cover the city while overtime crews were being called in. Multiple lines and both aerials were set up to attack the fire. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading into the main building which housed a large car wash, oil change business, and garage. The fire was brought under control in 40 minutes.

Preliminary damage has been set at $250,000. The Ontario Fire Marshal was called to investigate the cause. Early video and photos by Box 690 members Dave Westwood and Nic Murray. Box 690 provided rehab for the fire.

This was the first working fire for a number of new recruits. Cambridge is opening station six in the fall.

Gay Dinkel, Box 690

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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.

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Cambridge, Ontario firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 32 Russ Street at 12:30, February 20, 2016. nineteen firefighters staffing two quints, two pumps, heavy rescue, and platoon chief responded to the call. A3 reported heavy smoke showing on arrival and that they had a basement fire after doing a 360. The fire was knocked down in 10 minutes. Box 690 provided rehab for the fire. Note the house was directly across the street from a fire in early November.

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Cambridge Ontario American LaFrance fire engine with Tele-Squrt

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