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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out Conestogo Pump 1, Tank 2, and Rescue 3, Elmira P1, Tank 2, and Rescue 4 plus Floradale Tank 2 to a possible barn fire at 6714 Middlebrook Road October 20, 2017 at 14:50. The Woolwich deputy chief advised dispatch that the farm had a burn permit and they were dismantling a barn and burning unusable wood. Dispatch advised they had received a call from the farm stating the controlled burn had jumped into wood in the foundation of the old barn and was threatening numerous other out buildings.

Responding crews reported a good loom up on route to the call. A Floradale firefighter arrived on scene first advising a large, out of control burn was threatening a driving shed, two other sheds, and a nearby house. Elmira P1 was first on scene and pulled into the driveway closest to the fire. Numerous small and large lines were pulled to protect exposures.

Conestogo’s pumper pulled into the adjacent driveway downwind of the fire and pulled one line to cool the roof of the house. Three port-a-tanks were setup to feed water to the Elmira pumper. Water was shuttled from a large pond approximately five miles from the fire.

Maryhill’s tanker was added to the call at 15:30 to augment the water supply. Center Wellington, Elora station from neighboring Wellington County arrived on scene at 16:15 with a pumper and tanker. They had been dispatched for a possible brush fire in the area. They dropped their 3,000 US gallon load and returned to base. Firefighters were able to save two sheds and house. A small building immediately beside the barn was well involved on arrival and couldn’t be saved.

Box 690 provided rehab. I left on the dispatch for the fire that was 15 miles from my residence. Shots were taken approximately 20 minutes into the call.

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firefighters with deluge gun at barn fire

firefighters in Woolwich Township Ontario battle a barn fire at 6714 Middlebrook Road October 20, 2017. Gary Dinkel photo

firefighters draft water from a pone

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Woolwich Township, Elmire station fire engine

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Centre Wellington fire engine

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Centre Wellington fire tender

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portable tanks with water at fire scene

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Woolwich Township, Maryhill station fire tender in Canada

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firefighters with hose line at barn fire

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American LaFrance Metropolitan pumper in Canada

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Woolwich Township Floradale fire tender

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remnants of barn fire in Canada

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Woolwich Township Elmire station rescue unit

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Woolwich Township Conestogo rescue squad

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fire engine drafts from portable tanks

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American LaFrance Metropolitan pumper in Canada

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firefighters with hose line at barn fire

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firefighters with deluge gun at barn fire

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Kitchener, Ontario fire dispatch received a call from Regional Police reporting an apartment fire in the downtown at 37 King St West at 9:38. A foot patrol officer doing a routine person stop at 41 King St W spotted the smoke. Dispatch advised responding crews they were receiving multiple calls for the fire. An additional pumper was added to the call at this time. Regional Police had the building evacuated as crews arrived on scene. P5 was first on scene reporting heavy smoke and fire showing from the third floor. P5 firefighters used a 2.5” line from the road to knock most of the fire down while lines were being pulled up to the floor. A2 and P1 went to the rear of the building. Firefighters from P1 assisted two residents from the balcony at the rear, both were treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics. The fire was knocked down very quickly, with no extension to either exposure. Photos taken 10 minutes into the fire. Box 690 provided rehab.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

building fire in downtown Kitchener Ontario

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Kitchener Ontario firefighters at fire scene

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building fire in downtown Kitchener Ontario

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building fire in downtown Kitchener Ontario

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Kitchener fire truck

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building fire in downtown Kitchener Ontario

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Kitchener Ontario firefighters at fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters decon after fire

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Kitchener Ontario firefighters

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Additional photos and a brief video from the 2-Alarm house fire in Elmira, ON – January 27, 2017

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townhouse fire in Canada

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Woolwich Township fire truck - Floradale

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Woolwich Township fire truck - Elmira

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Elmira fire engine

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aftermath of townhouse fire in Canada

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aftermath of townhouse fire in Canada

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Elmira (Ontario) fire was dispatched to a confirmed structure fire at 50 Aspen Crescent January 27 at 6:02. P1 arrived on scene to heavy fire venting out the front of the two-story, semi-detached house. Command requested Floradale on the second alarm shortly after arrival. The fire was knocked down in 30 minutes, all firefighting was defensive due to concerns of holes in the floor.

Crews went interior once all the visible fire was knocked down. Damage has been pegged at $350,000. The concrete fire wall between the units prevented the fire from spreading next door.  Box 690 provided rehab to the 40 firefighters on scene. Photos start approximately 40 minutes into the fire.

Units on scene: Elmira Pump 1, Tank 2, Aerial 3, Rescue 4; Floradale Pump 1, Tank 2, Rescue 3; Box 690

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house fire aftermath in Elmira Ontario

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house fire aftermath in Elmira Ontario

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fire trucks at a house fire scene in Elmira Ontario

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house fire scene in Elmira Ontario

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house fire aftermath in Elmira Ontario

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house fire aftermath in Elmira Ontario

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house fire aftermath in Elmira Ontario

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E-ONE tower ladder in Elmira Ontario

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Elmira Fire Department Ontario fire engine

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Cambridge, Ontario fire dispatch received a 911 call for a house fire at 155 Samuelson Street 15 December 2016 at 10:00. Four of the five Cambridge stations responded to the older, two-story, semi-detached house. P5 arrived on scene with smoke showing. Firefighters reported heavy fire on the first floor at the rear of the house.

Dispatch reported there could be a person inside the home. P5 firefighters performed a primary search while A1 pulled attack lines to fight the fire. A steady 30 mph wind and 11 degree Fahrenheit temperature made for tough slugging for firefighters. The bulk of the fire was knocked down in 20 minutes but the fire traveled up the walls and spread to the second floor and through the roof around the chimney.

The adjoining house had extension through the wall beside the chimney which ran up the middle of the two houses. The fire was declared out around noon after a lot of cold strenuous overhaul. Box 690 provided rehab. Shots taken approximately an hour into the call, after a very slow drive from Kitchener in whiteout conditions on rural roads. Damage has been pegged at $250,000.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

winter fire scene in Cambridge

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winter fire scene in Cambridge

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Cambridge Ontario fire engine

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firefighters on house fire roof covered in snow

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winter fire scene in Cambridge

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winter fire scene in Cambridge

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June 22, 2015 14:35, Wellesley Township, Linwood, and St Clements stations were dispatched to 5903 Ament Line for a fire in the shop. Linwood reported smoke visible from the hall, and Wellesley was added to the call at this time. Linwood reported a large shop/garage fully-involved on arrival, with a large barn containing 150 head of cattle as an exposure. Two tankers were requested from neighboring Perth East station in Milverton. The fire was brought under control in an hour. A high hoe was brought in to pull the building apart. Box 690 provided rehab, serving over 100 cold drinks to the 30 firefighters and emergency personnel on scene.

Gary Dinkel

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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firemen dump water from a tender into a portable tank at a fire scene

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firemen dump water from a tender into a portable tank at a fire scene

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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firemen dump water from a tender into a portable tank at a fire scene

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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fire engine in Canada working at a fire scene

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fire chief officer in Canada at fire scene

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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Cambridge Ontario firefighters had a live burn on January 28, 2015. Fifteen firefighters were on scene at an older one and a half story home in a rural section of the city. Three separate fires were set in the house to train on suppression and positive pressure ventilation. The house was burned down later in the day. The owner of the property wanted the small garage so firefighters foamed the building to keep it from igniting.

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Canadian firefighters training

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Canadian firefighters training

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Canadian firefighters training

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Canadian firefighters training

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Canadian firefighters training

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Canadian firefighters training

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Canadian firefighters training

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Canadian firefighters training

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Canadian firefighters training

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