Puslinch, Ontario firefighters were toned out for a horse barn fire at 6923 Concession 1, January 4 at 23:00. The barn was one of four large barns on the property, home to 43 Standardbred race horses. The barn was fully-involved on arrival. Workers on-scene reported they couldn’t get any of the horses from the barn. More than 50 firefighters from three counties responded to the scene. Eight tankers shuttled approximately 200,000 Canadian gallons of water from two hydrants in Cambridge, approximately six miles from the scene. Box 690 provided rehab for the fire. The fire was the largest fire loss in Puslinch history. An initial damage figure is four to six million dollars. The Ontario Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.
Units on scene:
Puslinch; two pumpers, two tankers, rescue, quint
Guelph Eramosa (Rockwood); tanker, pumper-tanker
Cambridge; quint, tanker, platoon chief
Station 27 Rockton; pumper, tanker, squad
Station 28 tanker, squad
Two district chiefs
Gary Dinkel, Box 690
03/01/15 New Haven, CT 922 Winchester Avenue dwelling fire
New Haven firefighters arrived to find heavy fire on the top floor of this two and a half story, wood frame around three thirty a.m. Companies initially made an interior attack but were withdrawn due to a water supply issue. The fire soon took hold of the top floor and went through the roof. An exterior attack took about forty five minutes to darken down the fire before companies would regain entry to overhaul. All primary searches proved negative except for the removal of one family pet, a cat, which was found on the first floor. Several families were displaced. No one was injured in the blaze.
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With sub zero wind chills at 0941 hours the Manchester, Ct Fire Rescue EMS Department responded to 61 Theresa Rd for a report of an explosion and fire. On arrival the members had heavy smoke showing from the garage. One occupant was transported to the hospital and two cats were rescued. With the front walks not shoveled it created a challenge for the members to get a line in the front door. Mutual aid assisted at the scene and covered the MFRE stations.
Stay safe and warm,
Wilmette (IL) companies responded to an automatic fire alarm at the Woman’s Club of Wilmette, 930 Greenleaf Avenue around 10AM Tuesday morning (2/17/15). Upon rounding the corner, smoke was visible through the roof and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 (working fire).
The occupants were out of the building when the fire department arrived and firefighters made an initial interior attack before being forced to withdraw. The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional companies.
Four aerial master streams were operating along with several hand lines. A large collapse occurred on the B-Side of the structure that took down power lines.
Departments that assisted were Northbrook, Evanston, Morton Grove, Winnetka, Lincolnwood, Glenview, Northfield, Des Plaines, and Skokie.
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