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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch received a 9-1-1 call for a structure fire at 169 Elmridge Drive, unit 29, July 1, 2017, at 3:55. The fire is half a block from station five which is also Box 690’s home. P5 had smoke and a glow in the sky when they opened their door. They arrived a minute later to a fully-involved garage fire with extension into the upstairs unit. The town houses have a main floor unit with attached garage on one side, and an upstairs unit with attached garage on the other side. Firefighters pulled numerous 1.5″ and 2.5” lines to fight the fire. Eight residents were treated for smoke inhalation, four being transported to a hospital. The fire was knocked down in 20 minutes. Four units were damaged in the fire. Box 690 provided rehab. Shots taken 25 minutes into the fire. Happy 150th anniversary to Canadian viewers, and for all U.S. viewers have a safe July 4 holiday.

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighter at a fire scene

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener fire trucks

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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Kitchener (ON)  fire dispatch was receiving multiple calls for a deck fire May 17 2017 at 18:15. P2, A2, P3, R1, and Car 23 were dispatched to a possible structure fire at 159 Lancaster Street East, reporting a deck on fire in the rear of the structure. Dispatch advised they had had five 911 calls and the phone was ringing in the background. Car 23 requested an additional pumper enroute to the fire.

P2 reported the rear of the house was fully involved on arrival. Two 1.5” and one 2.5” line was pulled to attack the fire that started on the second floor enclosed porch and extended into the roof. Firefighters knocked the bulk of the fire down in ten minutes. I had just left the Woolwich Township call when this fire was dispatched. I arrived at this scene after the fire was knocked down and was assisted by other Box 690 members to provide rehab. This was our third fire of the day, having provided rehab for a large industrial grinding machine fire in North Dumfries Township a few hours earlier.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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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.

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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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Kitchener, Ontario fire fighters were dispatched for a kitchen fire at 37 Edna Street at 19:20. A2 arrived on scene first reporting light white smoke coming from the eaves of the 1.5 story house. P3 pulled two 1.75” attack lines while P4 picked up the hydrant and pulled one 1.75” line from their pumper. The fire started in the rear of the house on the main floor and extended up to the second level. The fire was knocked down in 25 minutes, with extensive overhaul on both floors. Box 690 provided rehab. Photos and video taken 10 minutes into the fire. Units on scene Pump 2, 3, 4 (using spare pump 9) 5, Aerial 2, Rescue 1, and Car 23 (PC).

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Kitchener ON FD Aerial 2

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Kitchener ON FD Engine 9

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heavy smoke from house fire

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heavy smoke from house fire

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firefighters vent roof at house fire

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firefighters vent roof at house fire

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Kitchener ON FD Engine 9

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Kitchener ON FD Rescue 1

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Kitchener ON FD Pumper 3

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Kitchener ON FD fire trucks and EMS units

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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch received multiple calls for 36 Keller Crescent reporting a fully involved house fire, November 25 at 1:20. P5 arrived on scene reporting heavy fire showing from the garage extending up to the second floor. They also had two cars on fire in the driveway and siding melting on the house on the E4 side. A third pumper was added to the call and Box 690 was paged at this time. A 1.5” line was pulled to make a fast attack on the fire. As other firefighters arrived, a 2.5” and 1.5” line were also pulled. The fire was knocked down in 10 minutes with no extension to the interior. I arrived on scene at approximately 1:50. Shot a quick video and one shot of front of building.

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aftermath of garage fire attached to a house

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aftermath of garage fire attached to a house

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Kitchener (ON) dispatch received multiple calls for shipping containers on fire at the rear of Sci-lab Material Testing at Beasley and Trillium Drive November 22. Pump 6 reported they had a black thermal column from a few blocks away. The initial report was the trailer on fire contained dust, and a second trailer contained diesel fuel. P6 firefighters pulled a 1.5” line to attack the fully involved trailer. The fire was knocked down in a couple of minutes. All shots taken approximately 10 minutes after the fire was knocked down. Box 690 provided rehab.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Kitchener Fire Department on scene

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Kitchener FD apparatus

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Kitchener FD apparatus

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Kitchener FD apparatus

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Kitchener Firefighters

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Short video by Gary Dinkel of the Fire in Kitchener, ON – November 17, 2016