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.
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.
Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out Wilmot Township Baden station for a confirmed structure fire at Snyders Road E and Brubacher Street November 8 at 16:25. Baden requested a second alarm adding Wilmot Township New Hamburg station to the call before they left the hall. Baden P1 arrived on scene and reported heavy fire and smoke showing from an empty, former commercial building. All crews were advised by command to stay out of the building, strictly a defensive attack. Small and large lines were pulled around the structure. Command requested a third alarm from the township’s remaining station in New Dundee. Forty firefighters battled the fire for several hours before bringing it under control. Four pumpers and New Hamburg’s quint were used to supply water to the fire. The fire was declared under control at 21:30 and out just after midnight. Box 690 provided rehab.