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Kitchener, ON fire dispatch toned out St Clements and Wellesley fire departments for a confirmed barn fire October 29, 2017 just after 22:00. Dispatch was receiving multiple calls of a large fire with numerous explosions located on Moser Young Road just south of Lobsinger Line.  The St Clements district chief could see a glow in the air from the hall and asked for a full response from Linwood. St Clements arrived on scene and reported fire visible from the road and updated that it was a sugar shack.

Pump 2 pulled in a narrow laneway and had Tank 2 back into them and drop their port-a-tank behind the pumper. After a quick 360, command had Tank 2 drop their high vol on the way out to the road. Tank 2 ran out of hose and had the Wellesley tanker complete the task. The two tankers dropped 800’ of 4” line. Water was initially shuttled from a fire department cistern half a mile up the road from the fire.

The steel sided structure was a large maple sugar operation, approximately 45 x 100’. The Mennonite owners had just put 40 bush cords of cut wood into the storage section of the building the previous week. Two lines were pulled to work the fire, one to protect a small driving shed and the other to water down the trees to the west of the building. Firefighters regrouped after an hour and a half and decided to let the stacked wood burn down for a couple of hours. Once the piles were smaller, the two lines were used to attack the fire. Linwood Pump 1 set up for drafting and relay pumping to St Clements Pump 2 on Moser Young Road. Crews went on air and worked at pulling the steel siding off and extinguishing the fire. The three tankers drove to a hydrant in St Clements approximately 1.5 miles from the scene to refill. Wellesley’s aerial set up at the hydrant and filled the tankers. After an hour of hard slugging the fire was knocked down. Firefighters cleaned up and returned to their halls at 2:50. Box 690 provided rehab on this cold windy night, saw the first snowflakes of the year around 2:20.

Gary Dinkel

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10-29-17 Moser Young Rd 003
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Newport Township FPD (IL) 2nd alarm on box 14-43 for a barn fire on Hunt Club rd. North of Wadsworth rd. Fully involved on arrival with some extension to another barn next to it. Total loss with 2 vehicles stored inside. Jeff Rudolph

silo stands amid barn destroyed by fire

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Firefighters apply foam to protect barn

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car inside garage destroyed by fire

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Mack R-Model fire trucks

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Kitchener, Ontario fire dispatch toned out Wellesley and St Clements for a barn fire at 4610 Hessen Strasse, August 9 at 7:35. Wellesley Township acting chief requested dispatch tone out Linwood for a full response as well. The large barn was fully involved on arrival. The owners of the property were using a garden hose to try to cool a driving shed next to the barn. This quick thinking likely saved the building. All firefighting was defensive. Command requested a crew to the scene from Baden to assist in suppression. Due to drought conditions in the Township, and a total fire ban, command made the decision to totally extinguish the fire. A large backhoe was used to pull the barn apart. Water was originally shuttled from a fire department cistern half a mile from the scene. Once emptied water was shuttled from a large spring fed pond two miles from the scene. The fire was declared out at 15:00. Fortunately the farmer had just sold 100 head of cattle, but lost six cows and a horse in the fire. Damage has been pegged at between $300,000 and $400,000.  Box 690 provided rehab serving breakfast and lunch to the 35 firefighters on scene. Firefighters consumed 267 cold drinks over the course of the day.

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fire department water tanker dumps into portable tank

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fire trucks line highway

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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fire department water tanker dumps into portable tank

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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fire department fire engines draft from portable tanks

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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fire department fire engines draft from portable tanks

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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rainbow at fire scene

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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excavator assists firefighters after barn fire

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firefighters rehab on hot day

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fire truck in Ontario Canada

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Tim Olk submitted images from the burn down in Libertyville of a barn that was on the property of the former Lake County Forest Preserve District building at 2000 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

fire trucks at fire scene

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fire trucks at fire scene

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fire engulfs vacant building

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firemen pull hose at fire scene

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fire engulfs vacant building

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Gary Dinkel, with the Box 690 Rehab Unit,  submitted this story and the photos from a fire in Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ Waterloo County, Ontario Canada on March 15, 2013.

March 25 2013, 6:20 pm, Conestogo (full response), Maryhill (full response) and St Jacobs tanker were dispatched to a possible structure fire at 1626 Cox Creek Rd. Residents reported boiling maple syrup on a wood stove had started a small fire in the work shop. The work shop was attached to barn, which was attached to a driving shed, and second barn.

A captain from Conestogo arrived on scene in his personal vehicle and reported fire in the roof of the shop. By the time the first Conestogo and Maryhill units arrived, the work shop and first barn were well involved. A creek ran beside the property. Initially crews shuttled water up the 1,000-foot driveway to the farm.

barn fire in Woolwich Township NJ

The fire started in the shed in the foreground of ,this picture and spread to the other buildings and cars.
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As the fire extended through the driving shed, Conestogo District Chief Arnie Gingrich requested the balance of St Jacobs to the scene, and for crews to establish a relay pump from the creek. One thousand feet of 4” line was reverse laid from Conestogo’s pumper to the bottom of the laneway where Maryhill’s pumper was set up.

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Firefighters are waiting for water.Gary Dinkel photo

Initially, tankers shuttled water from the creek 500 feet up the road to Maryhill pumper’s port-a-tank until a 4” line could be set up from the creek. Numerous old vehicles stored around the barns caught fire. The second barn flashed over 20 minutes later. Two 2.5” and four 1.5” lines were pulled around the burning structures. The lines were used to knock down the vehicle fires, and then to work on the burning buildings.

Barn fire in Woolwich Township NJ

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Barn fire in Woolwich Township NJ

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The fire burned for hours before being brought under control. Conestogo released St Jacobs at 11:00PM and Maryhill just before midnight. A high hoe arrived on-scene around 10:15 and was used to pull the vehicles and structures apart to get to hot spots. Conestogo cleared the scene at 2:30 am. Initial damage was pegged at $300,000, but will likely be much more.

Three (Box 690) members remained on the scene with the truck for five hours. They served 139 hot and cold drinks, 48 hot dogs, 12 soups, and 316 snack items.