Box 690 Rehab Unit

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Kitchener (On) fire dispatch toned out P2, A2, P3, R1, and Car 23 for an alarm ringing at 9 Bingeman Street May 5 at 9:00. P2 arrived and reported nothing visible. A quick 360 changed the report to a working fire with flames visible at the rear of the apartment. P1 was added to the call at this time. P2 pulled two 1.5” lines in the front while P3 pulled a line to the rear and up the stairs to fight the fire. Crews had a quick knock on the fire, and firefighters were able to get the pets out of the second floor. The fire was contained to the second floor with smoke and water damage to the attic and main floor. Box 690 provided rehab, shots taken 15 minutes into the fire.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

scene of Kitchener house fire

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scene of Kitchener house fire

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Kitchener FD Pump 3

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scene of Kitchener house fire

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Kitchener FD Aerial 2

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Kitchener FD Pump 8

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Cambridge (ON) fire dispatch 9-1-1 lines lit up May 1 at 17:00 reporting a townhouse on fire at 135 Chalmers Street South. Four of the five Cambridge stations responded. P5 arrived first and reported two, possibly three town houses fully involved. Firefighters picked up three hydrants and set up A4 to attack the fire. The fifth station was added shortly after the PC arrived on scene and took command. Crews successfully trenched the roof preventing the fire from spreading further down the block. The fire was knocked down in 45 minutes. Damage has been set at $1,000,000. The Ontario Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire. All occupants and animals were able to get safely out of their units.

Early shots are from Box 690 member Brent Mackie who was less than a mile from the fire on dispatch.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

heavy fire burning townhouses

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aftermath of townhouse fire in Cambridge ON

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Firefighters operate hose lines at townhouse fire

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Firefighters operate hose lines at townhouse fire

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Firefighters battle townhouse fire

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Firefighters operate hose lines at townhouse fire

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Firefighters operate hose lines at townhouse fire

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Firefighters battle townhouse fire

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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out New Dundee fire for a small brush fire at 2022 Huron Road May 1 at 14:00. The initial report was a small brush fire the size of a back yard. It was a windy warm day so Baden Fire was requested knowing the fire would likely spread quickly. A New Dundee deputy chief arrived on scene reporting heavy smoke and a large field on fire with a turkey barn to the east as an exposure. New Hamburg was requested as the third station to assist in stopping the spread of the field fire. Pumpers were set up at the 2022 Huron Road and at 1918 Huron Road beside the turkey barn. Firefighters were able to stop the fire 100 feet from the barn. New Hamburg’s pumper drove through the next property to the east which was a gravel pit to get the north end of the field. Crews worked for over an hour to control the fire, then another half hour on a wood pile and large tree that were on fire near the origin of the blaze. The owner of the property was burning some wood and the high winds pushed the fire into the field. Box 690 provided rehab at the fire, the first of four we attended over the next six hours. Photos taken during mop up approximately half an hour into the call.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Wilmot Township fire engine

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Firefighters fighting a large grass fire in Ontario Canada

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Firefighters fighting a large grass fire in Ontario Canada

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Firefighters fighting a large grass fire in Ontario Canada

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Wilmot Township fire engine

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Wilmot Township fire engine

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Firefighters fighting a large grass fire in Ontario Canada

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Firefighters fighting a large grass fire in Ontario Canada

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Firefighters fighting a large grass fire in Ontario Canada

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Wilmot Township fire engine

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Wilmot Township fire engine

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Wilmot Township water tender

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Wilmot Township fire engine

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Cambridge (ON) firefighters responded to 148 Queen Street East for a house fire April 5, 2018 at 1:30. P2 reported a fully-involved house on arrival. Three occupants escaped from the home and reported there could still be one person inside. All five Cambridge stations responded to the fire on an unseasonably cold April night. Firefighters found the victim during their primary search of the building. Damage has been set at more than $300,000. The Ontario Fire Marshall, Cambridge Fire Prevention, and Waterloo Regional Police are investing the cause of the fire. Box 690 provided rehab. Photos taken by Gary Dinkel 35 minutes into the fire. Box 690 member Dave Westwood’s shots taken 10 minutes after arrival of first crew.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

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fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

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fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

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fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

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fatal house fire in Cambridge ON

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Wellesley Township Ontario firefighters worked a wood pile/mulch pile fire at 5051 Streicher Line, March 26 2018 at 14:50. Wellesley and Linwood responded with a full response and St Clements with their tanker. Water was initially drawn from a fire department reservoir two miles from the scene. Once command determined they were going to use more water than the reservoir held (20,000 imperial gallons), Linwood Pump 1 repositioned to a hydrant beside the Wellesley station, approximately five miles from the fire. Wellesley set up their aerial to drench the pile. A high reach was used to pull the pile apart. Crews were on scene over two hours, Box 690 provided rehab. Photos and video shot 40 minutes into the fire during overhaul.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Mack R-Model Thibault fire truck

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Wellesley Township Ontario fire truck

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Wellesley Township Ontario firefighters

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Wellesley Township Ontario fire truck

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Wellesley Township Ontario fire trucks

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Wellesley Township Ontario fire truck

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Wellesley Township Ontario fire trucks

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Wellesley Township Ontario firefighters at work

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Wellesley Township Ontario firefighters at work

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Mack R-Model Thibault fire truck

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Kitchener, Ontario fire dispatch received multiple calls for smoke coming from a house at 711 Westmount Road, February 3, 2018 at 14:00. P5, P2, A2, R1, and Car 23 were dispatched on the first alarm. P5 reported heavy smoke and flames showing from the roof on arrival. P1 was added to the call on this report. A passerby alerted the occupants that their house was on fire. A new roof was being constructed over the existing roof. The fire started in the void between the two roofs at the chimney for the wood fireplace. The fire was knocked down in 20 minutes with extensive overhaul to the roof. Damage has been set at $300,000.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

 

house fire in Kitchener ON

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house fire in Kitchener ON

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house fire in Kitchener ON

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house fire in Kitchener ON

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house fire in Kitchener ON

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house fire in Kitchener ON

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house fire in Kitchener ON

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house fire in Kitchener ON

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house fire in Kitchener ON

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St Clements and Linwood ON firefighters were toned out at 2:58 for a barn fire at 3649 Hessen Strasse, January 7, 2018. The St Clements district chief could see a glow from the fire and requested a full turnout from Wellesley. St Clements P2 arrived on scene to a very large barn with multiple exposures and silos. P2 set up in the laneway to the farm and pulled multiple lines to protect exposures. Water was shuttled to the fire from a fire department reservoir up the road and from a hydrant in St Clements approximately 1.5 miles from the fire. Firefighters were able to save a small attached building and all other out buildings on the property. The temperature started around -11 F and only warmed up a few degrees later in the morning. The farmer lost some livestock, but was able to get most of his cattle from the barn. Pictures taken 25 minutes into the fire. Box 690 provided rehab for four hours.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

barn fully engulfed in fire at night

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firefighters prepare to draft water at a fire

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firefighters prepare to draft water at a fire

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barn fully engulfed in fire at night

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barn fully engulfed in fire at night

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barn fully engulfed in fire at night

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firefighters battle a barn fully engulfed in fire at night

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fire truck on scene at night in Canada

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barn fully engulfed in fire at night

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firefighters battle a barn fully engulfed in fire at night

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barn fully engulfed in fire at night

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barn destroyed by fire at night

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barn destroyed by fire at night

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firefighters battle a barn fully engulfed in fire at night

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fire trucks at night fire scene

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