On 7/1/2020, Boston Fire Alarm struck a box for a reported car fire in an underground parking garage downtown. Engine 10 arrived and upon investigation found a car on fire three levels down. Due to the location of the fire, a second alarm was struck to bring additional manpower to the scene. Eventually two additional trucks were requested for smoke ejectors and generators.
Cambridge Ontario Fire covers portions of Wellington County under contract for first hour response. May 19, Cambridge Pump 31, 32, 35, Aerial 33, Rescue 31, Tanker 31, and Car 323 were dispatched to a structure fire on Elm Trail by Puslinch Lake at 08:30. Firefighters could see heavy smoke from kilometers away so they knew they had a working fire. P35 arrived on scene first, reporting a well-involved house fire, and pulled two 45 mm attack lines. Due to narrow roads, a 100 mm supply line was stretched between P32 and P35 from down the road where Tanker 31 could feed P32. P31 pulled in a laneway beside the house and pulled a 45 mm line to attack the fire. Command requested a full response from Puslinch Fire Department (Wellington County). Puslinch responded with a pumper, two tankers, and a rescue. Cambridge Aerial 34 was also requested by command for additional manpower. The bulk of the fire was knocked down in 25 minutes, with overhaul taking another hour. Puslinch Tanker 38 supplied water to Cambridge P31 once they arrived. Cambridge units returned at 10:30, Puslinch remained on scene for a few hours for fire watch. Box 690 provided rehab for the 33 firefighters on scene. Photos taken 30 minutes into the fire.
Here are some shots from the 4th Battalion’s Still & Box Alarm @ 2257-2259 W Taylor St. in Chicago 7/12/20. Companies had two lines on a fire in the cockloft above a Mexican restaurant and some type of clothing store. See our site for more images. Thanks, Drew @ Chi-Town Fire Photos
Fire dispatch toned out Wellesley and Linwood for a possible barn fire on Manser Road near Streicher Line July 4, at 12:30. A passing Mennonite farmer called 911 and was able to get the cattle out of the barn before firefighters arrived. The Wellesley deputy chief saw light white smoke on approach and once on scene reported a well-involved barn fire. He requested St Clements, Box 690, and two tankers from Baden on the third alarm.
Linwood’s pumper setup 40 meters from the barn. Initially they drafted water from a port-a-tank while crews were setting up at the road to relay pump up to them. Water was shuttled from a fire cistern in Crosshill approximately 4.5 km from the scene. Once the tank was drained, tankers had to go to Wellesley pond (7 km) for water. Normally firefighters would use hydrants in town, but water levels in the reservoir were low due to the hot, dry conditions over the previous week. Regional water engineers asked them to use hydrants in St Clements.
The barn collapsed less than 15 minutes into the call. Firefighters pulled numerous small and large lines around the structure. Once the fire was contained, crews let it burn until a back hoe arrived around to pull the barn apart. Fire was declared out at 18:00. Box 690 served 185 cold drinks to firefighters. Southern Ontario has had very hot and dry weather from the end of June to July 10, with daily heat advisories from July 5-10. Photos and video start 35 minutes after firefighters arrived.
Ellington, Ct struck 2 alarms prior to arrival at 160 Porter Rd on 7/11/20 at 13:02. The house was located on a dead end street and up a long driveway was fully involved on arrival. Numerous mutual aid tankers assisted at the scene. Patrick Dooley
Firefighters in Wheeling, IL battled fire in a mobile home that damaged exposures on either side today at 15 Brougham Drive in the Whippletree Village. Firefighters arrived to heavy fire and immediate began a defensive attack. It is believed that the fire was started accidentally by a juvenile.