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C-K Fire - 1-21, 162-164 Raleigh St. 2nd Alarm, Chatham | by Front Page Photography / Hooks & Halligans
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C-K Fire - 1-21, 162-164 Raleigh St. 2nd Alarm, Chatham

Chatham-Kent Fire, the elusive; Unit 1-21 responded to the 2nd alarm. I have always wanted to get photos, and video of 1-21 during the day. Finally, I got both at the same time, and by far my favourite rig on the Department.


Unit 1-21 is a 1988 Mack MR688P.


Stations 1 and 2 were dispatched for a structure fire at 162 Raleigh St., with smoke, and no fire around 4pm on April 5, 2012. While en-rout, 1-11 received an update that there were flames visible. 1-11 arrived on scene an confirm there was a working fire. 1-11 stretched on the multi-unit house, with 1-14 pulling in around the corner. 2-11 arrived on scene, and crews conducted primary and secondary searches of the building, with negative results. Interior attack crews made entry; attacking the fire, and stopping it from spreading out of control. A 2nd alarm was called for man power, as the first in crews had pushed extremely hard to contain the fire, and conduct rapid searches. Units 1-21, and 2-14 responded to the scene for relief.


The fire is being considered accidental, and is believed to have originated as an electrical issue in the basement. The fire appeared to have crept up the void in the inner, and outer walls to the second floor. A dog belonging to one of the families who reside in the building was rescued, and no other injuries were reported.

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Taken on April 6, 2012