House fire in Wellington County ON

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Kitchener (ON) Fire dispatch toned out Floradale for a possible fire at 7098 Side Road 5 in Wellington County February 26, 2019, at 8:26. Floradale (Waterloo County) covers this area on contract for first response. A Floradale captain who lives less than a mile from the fire was on scene before any trucks left the hall. He reported a thermal column on approach and asked for a pumper and tanker from Elmira, and a tanker from St Jacobs. Half a minute later he confirmed they had a wood shop fully involved with two exposures.

winter house fire scene in Canada
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Centre Wellington FD KME heavy rescue squad
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Centre Wellington’s other station in Fergus was dispatched once the new report was relayed to responding firefighters. Water was shuttled from a pond located at a business just up the road from the fire. Five tankers were used in the relay. Numerous small and large lines were pulled to fight the fire enabling firefighters to protect the exposures.

The pond was drained after two hours of use, so Elmira’s pumper set up at a hydrant in Elmira to fill trucks. The hydrant on the north end of town was approximately five miles from the scene. Woolwich firefighters cleared the scene just before noon, Centre Wellington remained on scene until 14:00.

A high hoe was brought in to pull the building down to get at hot spots. Box 690 provided rehab to the 40 firefighters on scene. Photos and video taken 40 minutes into the call.

Firefighters battle winter house fire
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house destroyed by fire
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Firefighters battle winter house fire
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Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Units on scene

Woolwich Township

Floradale Pumper, tanker (3,000 US gallons), rescue

Elmira Pumper, tanker (2,500 US gallons), crew stayed at station to staff rescue and 95’ quint 

St Jacobs Tanker (3,000 US gallons)

Box 690 stationed in Kitchener at Station 5

Centre Wellington

Elora Pumper, Tanker (3,000 US gallons), 75’ quint

Fergus Pumper, tanker (3,000 US gallons) rescue

Cambridge, Ontario Pump 1, Aerial 2, Tanker 1, Rescue 1, and Car 6 were dispatched for a house fire at 6571 Ellis Road November 27 2017 at 2:30. A smoke detector alerted the resident who was able to get out safely with his dog. Cambridge covers this portion of Wellington County under contract. A2 arrived on scene reporting a fully involved bungalow with no exposures. A2 pulled into the driveway and pulled multiple lines. Puslinch fire was dispatched to the scene once Cambridge reported the working fire.

Port-a-tanks were set up on the road and water was relayed into A2. Puslinch responded with two pumpers, two tankers, a 75’ quint, and a heavy rescue. Two additional tankers were requested from Rockwood fire. Water was shuttled from a hydrant in Cambridge approximately a mile and a half from the scene. Firefighters worked for over an hour to knock the fire down.

Photos were taken 40 minutes into the incident. Box 690 provided rehab. This was the second time in a week that we had back to back serious fires. This was our third fire in less than 12 hours having done a kitchen fire in Waterloo the previous afternoon, and a Wellesley fire later in the evening.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

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firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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Canadian firefighters shuttle water to fight house fire

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