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Sunday March 1 was a very busy morning for Wilmot Ontario firefighters. Personnel from all three stations were taking an ice water rescue course across from the Baden fire hall. Kitchener fire dispatch toned out New Hamburg station for a MVC at Highway 7&8 and Nafziger Road around 10:50. New Hamburg responded with a heavy rescue, pumper, tanker, and 75’ quint.

At 11:10 Baden and New Dundee were dispatched to a structure fire at 126 Front Street in New Dundee. The address is half a block up the street from the fire hall. New Dundee came on the air and confirmed a firefighter reported the house had fire showing on the main floor of a large, two-story, century old home. A New Dundee pumper arrived within minutes and confirmed a working fire. Dispatch was asked to check with New Hamburg command to see if they could send their aerial and tanker as water supply for fires is provided by tankers filling from a dam two blocks from the scene. The accident was minor in nature and both trucks were released to assist New Dundee.

Dispatch advised they had a second structure fire in a large driving shed on Bethel Road approximately five miles from New Dundee. The New Hamburg tanker and rescue responded to the second fire, and mutual aid was requested from Ayr with a pumper, two tankers, and their chief. New Hamburg arrived and reported a tractor had been on fire in the driving shed, but quick action by the owner pushing the tractor out of the building with averted a potential structure fire. Ayr was returned before arriving and New Hamburg’s tanker was rerouted back to New Dundee.

The New Dundee fire appeared to have started in the kitchen while the tenants were away. The fire was knocked down quickly and a number of pets were brought out and resuscitated. Crews had hours of overhaul on their hands. The fire worked its way up the wall necessitating pulling all the walls down on the E4 side of the building up to the attic. The fire was not declared out until approximately 13:30. New Dundee P22 set up at the dam to fill tankers. Box 690 provided rehab. Photos taken 25 minutes into the incident, just after fire under control was broadcast. 

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Canadian Firefighter at fire scene
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Wilmot Township fire engine
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The Barrington Countryside FPD (IL) responded to a house fire early this morning (5/3/18) at 83 Paganica Drive in Barrington Hills. A header was visible as units were en route and they found heavy fire from the second floor and mansard roof upon arrival. The resident had evacuated the house. The area is without hydrants.  The first engine and tanker pulled into the driveway with 4,000 gallons of water as the second engine dropped a line to the end of the street to initiate a drafting operation from three portable tanks. Fourteen tankers shuttled water for over two hours to supply several hand lines that were operating. The house sustained heavy damage and the fire’s origin is believed to be a lightning strike.

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rural water supply operation with tenders and portable tank at fire scene

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-MAX fire engine on scene

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heavy smoke fire house fire

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Firefighters battle huge house fire

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long hose lay of large diameter hose LDH

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Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9 dumping water

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Bartlett FPD Tender 2 in long line of tenders

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fire department tenders nursing an engine

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-MAX fire engine on scene

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Just before 2AM on Monday, 1/31/17, a homeowner spotted a neighbor’s house engulfed in flames as she went to let her dog out. A large first assignment was dispatched including water tankers since the area is without hydrants. When the first units arrived at the house at the end of a 1/4-mile driveway, the roof had already collapsed.

The fire went to four alarms bringing 16 tankers (tenders) to the scene in order to achieve a continuous water supply. The house was in unincorporated Barrington, IL within the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District.

E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at work drafting

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at work pumping

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many fire department water tenders in line at a fire scene

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Bartlett fire department tenet dumps water into a portable tank

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Fox Lake fire department tenet dumps water into a portable tank

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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huge house engulfed in flames at night

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huge house engulfed in flames at night

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E-ONETyphoon fire engine at work pumping

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E-ONE fire engine nursed by a tanker at a fire scene

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huge house engulfed in flames at night

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Firefighter with ground monitor fighting house fire

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fire department tenet dumps water into a portable tank

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There are two videos. The first highlights firefighting and the second shows the water supply operations.


Video from the 2-Alarm fire in Long Grove (IL) 9/16/16

The Long Grove FPD (IL) was dispatched with mutual aid companies to the area of Old McHenry Road and Cuba Road Friday night (9/16/16) just after 9:30PM for a reported house fire. The location is just blocks from the fire station and the Long Grove units were in the area within minutes of the call. They found a vacant house in disrepair off of Shagbark Lane with heavy fire.

The Code 3 dispatch was quickly upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. Nine units were due on the initial dispatch including three tankers and another 12 units with five tenders were due on the Code 4 along with several chief officers.

Long Grove Squad 55 and Tanker 55 used 4,000 gallons of water which was quickly supplemented by another 3,200 gallons from the Wauconda tanker and 1,000 gallons from Lake Zurich Engine 4 as a water supply operation was implemented with a tanker shuttle.

Eventually a Box Alarm and then a 2nd Alarm for tenders only brought multiple additional resources to the scene.

vacant house engulfed in fire

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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vacant house engulfed in fire

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fire engine at fire scene with huge flames

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fire engine at fire scene with huge flames

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firefighter pulls hose at a fire scene

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firefighter pulls hose at a fire scene

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fire department tender nurses an engine

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firefighters moving hose during a fire

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fire department tender nurses an engine

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fire department water tender dumps water at fire scene

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Elk Grove Township FD tender dumps water at fire scene

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A 3500 sq ft dwelling was destroyed in an early morning fire in the 5400 block of Prices Bridge Road Tuesday morning 16-February. At 03:02, 9-1-1 was notified of the incident, with the caller reporting flames coming from the home along Chessey Creek. The home is located near the end of a five mile long dead-end road. The fire occurred during a severe thunderstorm with blinding rain and 33 mph winds. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 6 arrived to find the single-story block building approximately 80% involved. The roof had already collapsed over a portion of the building. They initially attempted to use the deck gun, but the strong winds prevented the water from reaching the building. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed three handlines to combat the fire. The wind-driven fire spread rapidly and quickly consumed the remainder of the building. An operational Model T and a Corvette were also destroyed in the garage. It took approximately 40 minutes to bring the fire under control. The home and contents were destroyed. Fire units were on the scene for six hours. Water supply was conducted with a tender shuttle from a dry hydrant at Prices Bridge Landing, two miles from the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Engine 6, Engine 12, Tender 1, Tender 6, Tender 12, Tender 19, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 6, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

house fully engulfed in flaems

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house fully engulfed in flaems

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house fully engulfed in flaems

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house fully engulfed in flaems

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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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