Kitchener, Ontario P14, P13, A11, R11, Car 123, and Car 124 were dispatched to 111 Traynor Ave for a structure fire April 26, 2020 at 03:05. P14 arrived and reported heavy fire showing from the ‘B’ side of the complex. P14 drove into the park on the ‘B’ side and pulled two 45 mm (1.75”) and one 65 mm (2.5”) line. P13 picked up a hydrant at Wilson and Traynor and laid 1400’ of 100 mm (4”) high vol to P14. P11 was dispatched on the initial report and caught the same hydrant as P13 and laid in 1300’ of 100 mm hose. P11 pulled several 45 mm lines to attack the fire. A11 backed into the main court of the complex behind P11 and setup for tower operations. A11 was fed by a yard hydrant beside their truck.
The fire was through the roof as firefighters were pulling lines and the heavy fire was knocked down in 25 minutes. Crews worked for an additional hour to completely extinguish the fire. Six units were damaged. The fire started at the rear of one of the units and burned up the wall and through the roof. Fire walls and aggressive fire attack limited the fire spread. Damage has been set at $1,000,000, fire prevention officers are investigating the cause. Box 690 provided rehab. Photos and video start 25 minutes into the fire.
Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out New Dundee Fire for a reported corn field on fire at 2316 Queen Street off Bleams Road, April 25 2020 at 11:45. New Dundee reported they had smoke showing as they left town, and requested a full response from Baden Fire. Once on scene, New Dundee Pump 21 set up in a laneway to the east of the fire. A port-a-tank was setup and lines were pulled to the field.
New Dundee Pump 22 drove into the field to cut the fire off from advancing to the south. Baden Pump 612 drove into the field to cut the advance of the fire to the north. Command requested New Hamburg’s tanker, and then a pumper with a full crew to respond to assist at the fire.
Tankers shuttled water from a hydrant five miles from the scene. New Hamburg set their pumper and port-a-tank at the northwest side of the fire on Bleams Road and pulled two lines. Command requested a tractor to till the field creating a fire break. The tractor arrived 40 minutes into the fire.
The fire was declared out an hour after crews arrived. Box 690 provided rehab. Five pumpers, four tankers, and one rescue responded to the fire. Kitchener Fire was dispatched to another corn field fire at Trussler Road and Bleams Road, not far from this fire. They had a quick knock down and didn’t require rehab. This was the third large field fire Box 690 has responded to in the last three weeks. Photos taken 25 minutes into the call.
3/21/2020- Just after midnight, Chicago’s 15th Battalion landed at 38th and Ashland (3752 s Ashland) and reported he had a working structure fire. After nearly 20 minutes, he requested a Still & Box as he pulled all members out to go to defensive operations. A68 transported one member in serious condition to the hospital after an incident inside the fire building. Three 2.5″ lines were led out and three aerial master streams were also utilized. TL39, AT8, and Sq1’s Snorkel provided the aerial master streams. A 2-11 was eventually requested by 2-2-4. Most of the 2-11 companies were not utilized. Of note, this was the first fire in which AT8’s brand new rig utilized its pre-piped waterway.