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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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shed fire in Cambridge, ON

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Cambridge FD American LaFrance fire engine pumping

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aftermath of a large shed fire

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aftermath of a large shed fire

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Firefighters rehab at fire scene

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dramatic photo of Cambridge Firefighter

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aftermath of a large shed fire

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Cambridge FD HME fire truck at scene

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rural water supply at fire scene

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Firefighters douse remnants of a fire

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fire department tanker dumps into portable tank

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media interviews fire chief

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Kitchener fire dispatch toned out New Dundee (ON) firefighters for a vehicle fire at 1305 Bleams Road just after 13:00, October 5, 2017. New Dundee District Chief 201 was the first to reply and asked for an update. Dispatch advised a tour bus was on fire behind the house and close to two sheds. 201 asked for a second alarm adding Baden to the fire. New Dundee and Baden arrived a minute apart. The Baden district chief did a 360 and advised a fully-involved bus with no exposure issues. The fire was knocked down in 10 minutes with no damage to any of the exposures. Early video was taken just as firefighters were arriving by Box 690 member Bill McIntyre. The later video I shot, arriving two minutes after firefighters arrived on scene. Box 690 provided rehab.

Gary Dinkel

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bus fire in New Dundee Ontario

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bus fire in New Dundee Ontario

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Firefighter battles tour bus fire

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Firefighters battle tour bus fire

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Firefighters battle tour bus fire

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Firefighter battles tour bus fire

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fire trucks in Canada

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fire trucks in Canada

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bus fire in New Dundee Ontario

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tour bus destroyed by fire

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fire trucks in Canada

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Kitchener, Ontario firefighters responded to a report of an MVC with one vehicle upside down in the Grand River with entrapment, September 26, 2017 at 14:50. Three pumpers, rescue, aerial, haz mat, and chief responded to the call. Pump 2 arrived on scene reporting an SUV upside down in the river with an injured elderly women outside the car.

A passing motorist has been credited with saving the 80-year-old women’s life. The driver was unconscious with her head submerged in water when he cut her seat belt and pulled her from the vehicle. Firefighters and paramedics stabilized the patient on the side of the river. She was hoisted up in a stokes basket and transported to hospital.

Firefighters placed booms around the car to stop gas and oil from running down the river. A 60-ton rotator tow truck lifted the car from the river. Box 690 provided rehab to emergency crews on a very hot September afternoon. Southern Ontario was in a heat advisory with temperatures close to 100 F.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Kitchener FD divers on scene

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car upside down in a pond

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tow truck lifts car from water

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firefighters dike fluid leaks after crash

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heavy wrecker rotator recovers a car

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kitchener FD haz mat unit

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Kitchener FD Pump 2

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SUV after a crash

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Kitchener, Ontario firefighters battled an auto scrapyard fire at 956 Guelph Street August 31 at 11:20. Pump 2, Pump 3, Aerial 2, Rescue 1, and the Platoon Chief were sent to the fire. Dispatch advised they were receiving multiple calls. Crews from all three stations could see the black smoke from their halls. Pump 2 arrived on scene reporting two cars on hoists fully involved, extension into a building, and numerous exposure problems. P1 was then added to the call as the third pump. P2 firefighters pulled two 2.5” lines to fight the heavy fire. Additional firefighters pulled two 1.5” lines also off P2 . Haz Mat 1 was added to the call due to gas tanks and oil drums on fire in the building. Pump 3 picked up a second hydrant and pulled into the adjacent business to the fight the fire from the rear.

The fire was knocked down in 30 minutes. A second building on site also caught fire but was extinguished quickly. Firefighters were able to save 65% of the main fire building. The fire was started by a worker drilling holes in cars to drain oil. A spark started the fire which workers tried to knock down with numerous extinguishers before firefighters arrived. Box 690 provided rehab. Photos taken 10 minutes into the call.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

kitchener Ontario firefighters battle scrapyard fire

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kitchener Ontario firefighters battle scrapyard fire

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kitchener Ontario firefighters battle scrapyard fire

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kitchener Ontario firefighters battle scrapyard fire

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firefighter swaps SCBA bottle at fire scene

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kitchener Ontario firefighters battle scrapyard fire

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kitchener Ontario firefighters battle scrapyard fire

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firefighters pickup hose after a fire

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firefighters pickup hose after a fire

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Few shots from an accident July 10, 2017 in Cambridge Ontario. A car ran into a gas meter on the side of a house. The accident cracked a pipe and a fire started on impact. Firefighters used two 1.75” lines on fog to move in and shut the gas meter off. There was no extension into the house. Box 690 provided rehab.

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Cambridge ON firefighters on scene

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Cambridge ON firefighters on scene

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Cambridge ON firefighters on scene

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Cambridge ON firefighters on scene

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PPV at front door of a house

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car into a house and gas meter

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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out St Clements and Wellesley for a confirmed structure fire at 4404 Hessen Strasse, July 15 2017 at 19:55. St Clements requested a full turnout from Linwood on route to the fire. St Clements pumper arrived on scene with heavy smoke and fire showing from a bungalow. The fire was located in the basement storage room and sauna which was also used for storage. Firefighters pulled multiple lines to the rear of the building to enter the basement via patio doors to attack the fire. Command requested mutual aid for a pumper and rescue from Wilmot Township Baden Station. Wellesley’s pumper set up at a cistern approximately a quarter mile up the road to fill tankers. St Clements and Baden’s pumpers both drafted from port a ponds. The bulk of the heavy fire was knocked down in 20 minutes. Overall took a couple of hours of heavy slugging. Pictures were taken approximately 25 minutes into the fire. Box 690 provided rehab.

Gary Dinkel

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fire trucks in Wellesley Township Ontario

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tanker operations at a house fire in Wellesley Township ON

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tanker operations at a house fire in Wellesley Township ON

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fire trucks at house fire in Wellesley Township ON

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fire engine drafting from a cistern dry hydrant

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Wellesley Township FD Pump 3 Wellesley Station

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Wellesley Township FD Tanker 1 Linwood Station

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Wellesley Township FD Tanker 3 Wellesley Station

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Wellesley Township FD Tanker 2 St Clements Station

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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch received a 9-1-1 call for a structure fire at 169 Elmridge Drive, unit 29, July 1, 2017, at 3:55. The fire is half a block from station five which is also Box 690’s home. P5 had smoke and a glow in the sky when they opened their door. They arrived a minute later to a fully-involved garage fire with extension into the upstairs unit. The town houses have a main floor unit with attached garage on one side, and an upstairs unit with attached garage on the other side. Firefighters pulled numerous 1.5″ and 2.5” lines to fight the fire. Eight residents were treated for smoke inhalation, four being transported to a hospital. The fire was knocked down in 20 minutes. Four units were damaged in the fire. Box 690 provided rehab. Shots taken 25 minutes into the fire. Happy 150th anniversary to Canadian viewers, and for all U.S. viewers have a safe July 4 holiday.

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighter at a fire scene

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener fire trucks

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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