Photos to go with the video from the house fire in Puslinch, ON – October 1, 2016
Kitchener, Ontario firefighters battled a working house fire July 7, 2016. The fire originated in the basement of the semi-detached house. Crews initially hit the fire from a rear window with a 2.5” line and briefly entered the structure to attack the fire. Due to hoarding type conditions in the basement, companies exited the building after reporting high heat and untenable conditions. Firefighters located a dog in the house and brought him out to the relieved owner. Box 690 provided rehab.
Waterloo Ontario firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 558 Roy Schmidt Road May 19 at 19:35. Three pumps, a quint aerial, and platoon chief responded to the fire. An abandoned two-story house was fully-involved on arrival. Crews pulled two 2.5” lines to protect exposures and control spot fires from burning embers. Waterloo Fire investigators have called in the Ontario Fire Marshal for assistance in determining the cause. Box 690 provided rehab for three hours.
Gary Dinkel, Box 690
Kitchener Ontario Fire received numerous 911 calls for a house on fire at 243 Clark Ave at 3 pm, June 24, 2014. A standard first-alarm was dispatched; two pumpers, a rescue, an aerial, and platoon chief. This was a hot windy day with a severe thunderstorm watch in effect. P1 arrived on-scene and reported a fully-involved house with extension into the house next door. P1 picked up a hydrant, as did P4 on the way in. P6 was added to the call, they picked up a third hydrant on arrival. Numerous 2.5” and 1.5” lines were pulled from all three pumpers. P3 was dispatched as the fourth pumper for additional manpower. The fire started in a car port and spread up into the house of origin and into the attic next door. Crews knocked down the main body of fire quickly just as a thunderstorm rolled through the area. Two motorcycles and two cars were lost in the fire in addition to both homes sustaining heavy fire damage. Damage was pegged at $300,000. The fire started in the car port, cause under investigation.
Ayr Ontario firefighters were toned out for a house fire at 1221 Industrial road at 3:52 am on January 29. Cambridge dispatch advised responding units that the house was well involved and all occupants were out. Ayr Car 2 requested New Dundee and Box 690 Canteen while enroute. Ayr responded with two pumpers, two tankers, and their rescue.
Car 2 arrived on scene with heavy fire in the middle of the large bungalow. P4 pulled into the driveway of the house and stretched lines to the front and rear while P1 setup for relay pumping form port-a-tanks out on the road. Cambridge’s tanker was also requested at this time.
New Dundee Pump 21 setup at a nearby reservoir and filled tankers. The temperature was a frigid -35 F with light winds. The large bungalow had a shake roof. The fire quickly spread through the house. Kitchener’s tanker was requested as the fifth tanker. P1 froze up early in the fire. Cambridge’s tanker replaced the pumper until portable pumps could be set up to feed P4. By this point most of the tankers inlets were frozen and tankers had to be filled from the top. Command requested Kitchener P5 to the scene to act as the relay pumper. The pumper is fully enclosed and had no issues with freezing up. The fire was declared under control by 10:00. Damage was pegged at $700,000.