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St Clements and Linwood (On) were dispatched for a structure fire at Broadway Metals, 3002 Broadway Street November 26 2017 at 22:00. Dispatch reported tires on fire beside the building. St Clements requested Wellesley’s tanker on route to the call. Pump 2 arrived on scene reporting heavy fire on the E3 side of the building with possible extension into the office. P2 set up for drafting and pulled multiple lines. Linwood P1 set up at the fire department reservoir located on the E1 – E4 side of the building. A four-inch line was deployed to the rear of the building from P1 and a portable hydrant was set up. Multiple lines were run off the portable hydrant. Command reported multiple double stacked skids with rubber dock bumpers on fire below grade beside the building. St Clements firefighters reported minor extension into the attic of the business. Command requested Wellesley’s aerial and rescue respond with manpower. The heavy fire was knocked down in 25 minutes with overhaul taking another couple of hours. The Ontario Fire Marshal was called in to investigate the suspicious fire. Box 690 provided rehab for 3.5 hours, our second fire that day. Members got to bed at 2 am and half an hour later were out to the Ellis Road fire in Wellington County, photos posted back in November. Photos taken 25 minutes into the fire.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Wellesley Township fire engine

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fire engines drafting from portable tanks at night

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firefighters at industrial fire

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Bobcat skid steer at fire

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firefighters at industrial fire

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Bobcat skid steer at fire

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rubber slats smolder on pallet

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fire engine drafts from sister

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Thibault aerial fire truck

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Box 690 Rehab unit

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Wellesley Township fire engine at work

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firefighters at industrial fire

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Cambridge, Ontario fire dispatch received a call from Regional Ambulance reporting a propane explosion in a large industrial building at 1429 Branchton Road in North Dumfries Township with one serious burn victim March 3, 2016. Cambridge dispatched a full response; four stations and tanker to the call at 7:46, assuming there was a fire in addition to the medical call for the burn patient.

Cambridge covers this area under contract for first hour for North Dumfries Township. A second 911 call from the farm confirmed a fire in one of their buildings. P5 requested both North Dumfries tankers when updated by this additional information confirming a fire. Once on scene, P5 reported a very large chicken barn approximately 200 x 30’, fully involved and requested a full response from North Dumfries.

North Dumfries responded with their two pumpers and two tankers and approximately 20 firefighters. North Dumfries’ chief requested dispatch to activate mutual aid for two tankers from St George (Brant County). Tankers shuttled water from a hydrant approximately ¾ of a mile from the scene. An excavator was brought in to pull the building down to gain access to hot spots. The Ontario Fire Marshall, TSSA, and fire prevention are investigating the fire to determine the cause. Box 690 was on scene for six hours providing rehab.

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barn fire in Canada

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barn fire in Canada

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fire engines drafts from portable tank

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fire engine drafts from portable tank

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North Dumfries fire truck

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North Dumfries fire truck

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St George FD tender

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Cambridge Ontario FD fire truck

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barn fire in Canada

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barn fire in Canada

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North Dumfries fire truck

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Box 690 Canteen at fire

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tender shuttle at winter fire scene

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Cambridge Ontario FD fire truck

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Freight liner fire truck

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barn fire in Canada

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barn fire in Canada

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excavator tears down building after fire

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All three Wellesley Township, Ontario stations were dispatched to an attic fire at 4350 Hessen Strasse at 13:55. Car 1 arrived on scene and reported light smoke in the 2,000 square-foot metal fabrication shop. Firefighters found a small fire in the attic at the E3 – E4 corner of the building. Crews pulled one line to the interior and used one line off the aerial to quickly knock the fire down. Box 690 provided rehab at the fire.

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Wellesley Township FD fire trucks

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Thibault fire truck at fire scene

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fire scene in Wellesley Township

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fire engine dumps into portable tank

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Wellesley Township FD fire truck

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fire engine drafts from portable tank

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fire engine drafts from portable tank

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Thibault fire truck at fire scene

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fire engine drafts from portable tank

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Thibault fire truck at fire scene

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Wellesley Township FD fire truck

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fire engine drafts from portable tank

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Cambridge (Ontario) firefighters were dispatched to 1932 Seaton Road on May 13 for a barn fire at 05:45. Cambridge covers this area for the first hour for North Dumfries Township. Three quints, a pumper, a tanker, a rescue and the Platoon Chief responded to the fire in the century-old stone barn. North Dumfries was requested to send their tankers while crews were responding. The barn was fully-involved and all firefighting was defensive.

A fully restored 1954 International tractor, and a 1931 Model A Ford (98% restored) were lost in the fire. Water was shuttled from a hydrant approximately three miles from the fire.  Crews were on scene until 11:00. Box 690 provided rehab for five hours.

Gary Dinkel

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American LaFrance TeleSqurt

Cambridge reserve aerial 33. Gary Dinkel photo

fireman with hose after fire destroyed a barn

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fire truck drafts from portable tanks

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Freight liner fire engine in Canada

Ayr P1 replaced Cambridge A33 at 9:30. Gary Dinkel photo

a Ford Model A car destroyed in a fire

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a Ford Model A car destroyed in a fire

1931 Ford Model A and 1954 International tractor lost in the fire. Gary Dinkel photo

fireman with hose after fire destroyed a barn

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01-05-2015 Greenleaf, WI firefighters were dispatched to Big Valley Rd. for the report of a shed on fire. Arriving crews found a large shed well involved in fire and upgraded initially to the Working Still level and eventually to the Box Alarm level for tenders. Brutal cold temperatures hampered firefighting efforts. The air temperature at the time of the fire was -9 degrees F. Several vehicles were damaged or destroyed along with a large amount of hay.

Departments On Scene: Greenleaf, Wayside, Morrison, Ledgeview, Hollandtown, and Wrightstown.

Additional photos can be found at secondalarmimages.com.

Respectively submitted,

Drew Spielman

heavy smoke at winter fire scene

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tanker shuttle at winter fire scene

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firemen with hose in smoke at fire scene

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heavy smoke at winter fire scene

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heavy smoke at winter fire scene

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tanker shuttle at winter fire scene

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Kitchener (Ontario) dispatch toned out a full response for St Jacobs and Conestogo, and Elmira’s tanker for a possible barn fire at 1045 Benjamin Road June 17 at 18:36. The call was updated minutes later to a confirmed fire with a small explosion. Floradale’s tanker was added to the call at this time.

A St Jacobs captain arrived on scene and reported the large barn was fully-involved.  The barn was approximately 120 x 60’ with a 50 x 50’ addition on the E2 – E3 corner of the barn. St Jacobs pumper set up beside the house and pulled three 2.5” lines and two 1.5” lines to protect exposures and attack the fire. Three port-a-tanks were set up beside the pumper.

A small shed 15 feet from the barn on the E1- E4 corner contained three skids with 500 gallon ethanol tanks. The first 2.5” line was pulled to cool the tanks. All firefighting was defensive. Waterloo’s tanker was requested to the call to supplement water. This was the first tanker fire call for the truck which went in service in January. Water was shuttled from a hydrant in Waterloo, approximately 2.5 miles from the scene.

A back hoe was used to pull the barn apart to get to hot spots. The fire was under control at 22:00. Fifty firefighters were on scene battling the fire on this very humid hot night. The Region missed the severe weather that hit Southern Ontario Tuesday, including a tornado which hit Angus. The cause of the $250,000 fire was incorrect mixing of fuels to make bio fuel. He was mixing old vegetable oil with methanol and potassium hydroxide.

Box 690 Canteen was on scene five hours providing rehab. Crews consumed 186 drinks, 285 snacks (including very popular freezies) and 12 XL pizza’s.

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barn destroyed by fire

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barn destroyed by fire

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firefighters with hose at barn fire

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chemicals removed from shed at fire scene

Ethanol tanks being removed from storage shed. Gary Dinkel photo, Box 690

pumper tanker at fire scene

Floradale’s tanker discharging 2,500 Imperial gallons (3,000 US gallons). Gary Dinkel photo, Box 690

firefighters in Canada rehab at fire scene on hot day

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Pierce pumper tanker at fire scene

Waterloo’s Pierce 2,500 Imperial gallon tanker. First tanker call for truck. Gary Dinkel photo, Box 690

Spartan pumper tanker at fire scene

Elmira’s 2,000 Imperial gallon tanker. Gary Dinkel photo, Box 690

rural water supply at fire scene

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At roughly 5:30AM on Thursday, a citizen reported a house on fire at 21660 Rainbow Road in Deer Park, IL. The Lake Zurich Fire Department, which provides coverage for Deer Park, responded along with mutual aid companies from several surrounding fire departments. On arrival, they found fire through the roof of a large, modern, mansion which has been vacant and for sale for several years.

Lake Zurich Fire Department fights house fire in Deer Park IL

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Lake Zurich Fire Department fights house fire in Deer Park IL

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The neighborhood is without fire hydrants, so the second engine dropped a portable tank while another engine dropped LDH to the main road where water tankers (tenders) would shuttle through and dump into a pair of portable tanks.

Lake Zurich Fire Department fights house fire in Deer Park IL

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Lake Zurich Fire Department fights house fire in Deer Park IL

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Lake Zurich Fire Department fights house fire in Deer Park IL

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Lake Zurich Fire Department fights house fire in Deer Park IL

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Lake Zurich Fire Department fights house fire in Deer Park IL

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Fire damage was contained to the roof and attic area of origin, though the interior sustained a fair amount of smoke and water damage.

Lake Zurich Fire Department fights house fire in Deer Park IL

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