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.
Gary Dinkel, Box 690
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.
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.
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.
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