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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 firefighters responded to 111 Second Ave for an early morning house fire May 8, 2017. P4 arrived on scene reporting heavy fire venting from the front bedroom window. Firefighters pulled an unconscious women from the home who was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Crews were pulled from the structure once the occupant was found. Heavy fire vented from the front and rear windows and eventually took hold of the attic. The Ontario Fire Marshall has been called in to determine the cause of the $150,000 blaze. Box 690 provided rehab.

Gary Dinkel

firefighters battle house fire

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flames through roof of house on fire in Canada

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flames through roof of house on fire in Canada

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flames through roof of house on fire in Canada

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flames through roof of house on fire in Canada

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flames through roof of house on fire in Canada

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aftermath of house fire

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Kitchener fire trucks at fire scene

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Kitchener fire truck at fire scene

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firefighters decon after battling house fire

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Kitchener fire trucks at fire scene

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Kitchener fire truck at fire scene

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firefighter rolls hose after fire

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fire chief speaks to media at fire scene

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February 14, at19:22 Kitchener fire dispatch received a cell phone call reporting a house on fire at the corner of Lorraine and Heritage Dr. Pump 3 arrived on scene and reported the garage was fully involved and likely had extension into the house. Three 1.5” lines were pulled to extinguish the fire. The fire extended into the basement and into the living room above. Twenty fire fighters knocked the fire down in 30 minutes. Damage was pegged at $300,000.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Canadian firefighters fight house fire at night

Firefighters are advancing first line in front door to check for extension. photo by Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Canadian firefighters fight house fire at night

Third line being stretched. photo by Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Canadian firefighters fight house fire at night

Interior crews reported holes in floors, third line used from ladder to knock fire down in living room. photo by Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Canadian firefighters fight house fire at night

photo by Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Canadian firefighters fight house fire at night

photo by Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Canadian firefighters fight house fire at night

photo by Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Attached are some shots of a house fire at 1805 Main St in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada from December 7, 2012. The fire was reported by a passing motorist around 10 am, reporting flames through the roof of the house. Cambridge dispatched three quints, a pumper, a rescue, a tanker, and the Platoon Chief to the call. P5 reported a thermal column as they pulled out of their station on Main St approximately one mile from the call. This is a rural part of the city, with the closest hydrant approximately ¾ of a mile from the home. P5 arrived on-scene, confirmed fire through the roof, and requested additional tankers to the scene. Tankers from the Ayr and Puslinch fire departments responded. All fire fighting was defensive. The fire was knocked down within an hour of arrival, with extensive overhaul over the next two hours. The suspected cause of the fire was a well stoked, unattended, wood fire place. Damages were set at $300,000.

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Gary Dinkel – Box 690 FD Canteen

Canadian firemen battle house fire

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Canadian firemen battle house fire

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American LaFrance fire trucks at fire scene

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Canadian firemen battle house fire

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Canadian firemen battle house fire

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