Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch received a call for smoke coming from the vents of a house at Lobsinger Line and Green Hills Road. Linwood and Wellesley stations were toned out on the first alarm January 11 at 14:00. A volunteer firefighter was just down the road at the township office and was on scene in two minutes reporting a working fire. St Clements Station was toned out on the second alarm as well as Box 690 at 14:04.
Crews found fire in the basement and main floor with extension up to the second floor walls. No one was home and the fire was knocked down in an hour. Extensive overhaul needed on all three floors.
Photos taken an hour into the fire when I arrived on scene with the Canteen Truck. Two Box 690 members had rehab set up by 14:30 from their personal vehicles. Approximately 25 firefighters on scene with three rescues, three pumpers, three tankers, and a 82’ quint. Water was shuttled from a nearby cistern at a local church.
Cambridge, Ontario fire dispatch received a 911 call for a house fire at 155 Samuelson Street 15 December 2016 at 10:00. Four of the five Cambridge stations responded to the older, two-story, semi-detached house. P5 arrived on scene with smoke showing. Firefighters reported heavy fire on the first floor at the rear of the house.
Dispatch reported there could be a person inside the home. P5 firefighters performed a primary search while A1 pulled attack lines to fight the fire. A steady 30 mph wind and 11 degree Fahrenheit temperature made for tough slugging for firefighters. The bulk of the fire was knocked down in 20 minutes but the fire traveled up the walls and spread to the second floor and through the roof around the chimney.
The adjoining house had extension through the wall beside the chimney which ran up the middle of the two houses. The fire was declared out around noon after a lot of cold strenuous overhaul. Box 690 provided rehab. Shots taken approximately an hour into the call, after a very slow drive from Kitchener in whiteout conditions on rural roads. Damage has been pegged at $250,000.
1 1/2 story bungalow on 59th Avenue in Cicero, IL (12/8/16) – heavy smoke on arrival. First companies had fire on the second floor. Some gusty winds knocked over a ladder and injured 1 FF who was transported – condition unknown. Tim Olk
On 12/6/16 at 0720 hours, South Windsor, CT members were dispatched to Barber Hill Rd & Miller Rd for numerous calls reporting a structure fire. On arrival they had heavy fire showing from the rear of the house and struck the 2nd alarm. One occupant was transported to the hospital. Mutual aid from both Manchester departments, Vernon, and Broad Brook assisted at the scene. More pictures;
Firefighters from seven departments put out a large fire at Altitude Roofing in New Holstein, Wisconsin on Sunday, February 14th.
According to information from the New Holstein Police Department, police and firefighters were called to 2512 Harding Avenue at 8:37 AM for a report of smoke coming from the building.
Responding firefighters were able to see heavy smoke and the building was fully engulfed upon arrival. The fire was under control at approximately 10:20 AM
The New Holstein Fire Department was assisted by the Chilton, Kiel, Elkhart Lake, Hilbert, Potter, and Town of Calumet Fire Departments, the New Holstein First Responders, Gold Cross Ambulance, the New Holstein Police Department and the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department.