Photographs (archives)

Photography by Sylvain Pedneault

Here are the photo archives of FireLens.com. To this day, the archives contain more than 47,000 photographs of fires, rescues and other incidents. These photographs were all taken by Sylvain Pedneault during the last 14 years, and others are added regularly.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - First wall crash
During a very windy evening in Saint-Hyacinthe, part of a large building's brick wall on sector 2 breaks apart and falls onto the street. Firefighters install the 402 truck to access the roof and...
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Monday, January 16, 2006 - ACSIQ meeting
During a meeting in Saint-Hyacinthe of the Quebec Fire Safety Chiefs Association - Yamaska division, invited chiefs, directors, officers and firefighters attended a seminar on emergency operations...
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Monday, January 16, 2006 - Chemney fire
Firefighters answered a call for a possible chemney fire, neighbor to the Le Tourbillon bar destroyed by a suspiscious fire a week earlier.
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Thursday, January 12, 2006 - RCI-IncendieBar
The Regional Investigation Office of the Sûreté du Québec, assisted by agents of the Maskoutain Regional Office, fire investigation officers of Saint-Hyacinthe's FD, and firefighters of Saint-Hyacinth...
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Sunday, January 15, 2006 - Extrication
A driver lost control of her pick-up truck on icy Rang 2 in Saint-Hyacinthe. Saint-Hyacinthe FD's rescue team had to use the extrication tools to extract the victim from its position.
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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - Garage in St-Damase
A fire could have major consequences in a commercial garage in front of St-Damase's fire station. Quick intervention of firefighters limited damages to the building. Saint-Hyacinthe and St-Pie's...
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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - Flooding
Due to a plug in a water main in the Ste-Rosalie sector of Saint-Hyacinthe, water began to rise in many homes on Des Seigneurs street. Firefighters assisted residents to pump water from the...
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Friday, January 13, 2006 - Appartment fire in St-Valérien
St-Valerien firefighters avoided a very bad luck to many residents on this Friday 13th by quickly puting a fire of accidental origin in an appartment on the first floor of a six-appartment building.
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Friday, January 13, 2006 - Collision in St-Simon
The slippery road is at the origin of a violent collision between two vehicles on Rang 3 in St-Simon. Saint-Hyacinthe's extrication team was required to get one of the drivers out of her car. The...
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Thursday, January 12, 2006 - Double-accident in St-Jude
Two road exits in the same icy curve were reported in St-Jude. One of the two cars ended up on the roof in a ditch, so Saint-Hyacinthe's 901 was dispatched to the scene; their services were not...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - Major fire in a bar
After a pretty busy day with various minor incidents, Saint-Hyacinthe's F.D. receives a call for a bar fire, with visible smoke and fire, and mention of an explosion. The 205 unit, still at a good...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - Damaged electrical wire
Firefighters are called on St-Dominique avenue in Saint-Hyacinthe for a short-circuit in an exterior electrical wire.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - Boiler vapor
A call which initially seemed major (visible smoke in the Couvent des Soeurs Saint-Joseph and evacuation requested) was finally caused by an abnormal water vapor surplus coming from a boiler.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - Fire in an appartment
An electrical fault in an electronic toaster is apparently the cause of a fire in an appartment on Fiset street. Neighbors called 9-1-1 after a smoke detector was in function for two hours and a...
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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 - Snowmobile destroyed
A fire complete destroyed a snowmobile in the St-Thomas sector in St-Hyacinthe.
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Sunday, January 1, 2006 - Fire in an appartment building
On the first evening of the year, firefighters are called for a fire in an appartment building. Arrived on scene, the DO confirmed the fire and called for a first alarm. The quick work of...
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Friday, December 30, 2005 - Firefighters vs City
A friendly hockey match was held between firefighters and personel members of the City of Saint-Hyacinthe to close the year. The match had a good start when firefighters opened the score a few...
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Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - Electrical problem
Water accumulation in the basement of a store on Martineau street went into contact with electrical transformers, causing a thick water vapor coming out of a door.
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Monday, December 26, 2005 - Blackout in the Monteregie region
December 26th's bad weather conditions caused major electrical shortages in the Monteregie region. In Saint-Hyacinthe, the Red Cross setup an emergency shelter at the Hyacinthe-Delorme highschool...
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Sunday, December 25, 2005 - House fire in St-Hugues
On Christmas day, a family of St-Hugues was left on the street after a major fire destroyed a house on Rang 4. The fire required multiple help requests to neighboring towns.
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Sunday, December 25, 2005 - Car fire
Firefighters went on Highway 20 eastbound near the La Présentation exit to extinguish a fire in a car.
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Sunday, December 25, 2005 - Major collision in St-Damase
A tragic collision occured twenty minutes after the beginning of Christmas day in St-Damase when a minivan impacted a car. The 17-year-old driver died from his injuries, while the minivan's...
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Saturday, December 24, 2005 - First alarm
Saint-Hyacinthe firefighters called a first alarm to fight a fire in an appartment on Laframboise street between Girouard and Dessaules. The accidental fire caused major damages to the affected...
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Friday, December 23, 2005 - Sparks coming from the roof
Owners of the Spingola enterprises on route 137 near the city limits of Saint-Hyacinthe got a good scare when damaged electrical wires caused sparks that led them to think there was a fire in the...
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Thursday, December 22, 2005 - Natural gas leak
During excavation work, some construction equipement ruptured a natural gas pipe under the ground. The leak required the evacuation of numerous workers. Saint-Hyacinthe FD's haz-mat team was called...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - Suspiscious odor
Firefighters and 10-33s went to the corner of Ste-Catherine and Lafontaine for a natural gas odor. After many verifications, the suspiscious odor was pinpointed into the sewer system.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - Smoke visible
A call came in for black smoke in an appartment on Hotel-Dieu street in Saint-Hyacinthe. Dispatch was however able to confirm quickly, after investigation, that it was caused by food burning....
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Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - Collision in St-Pie
Icy road conditions caused many accidents in the Monteregie region Tuesday morning, including one major collision involving two cars on route 235 in St-Pie. St-Pie's FR and FD units responded to the...
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Sunday, December 18, 2005 - House fire
At 3h26 AM, Saint-Hyacinthe's fire department received a call for a residential fire on St-Pierre West st. Upon arrival, firefighters saw flammes coming out of one of the building's doors. A 10-07...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - House fire in St-Cesaire
A chemney fire in St-Cesaire required the intervention of firefighters, and a help request to Rougemont. Their fast response allowed however the fire to be put under control before it spread to the...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - Diesel spill
At around 18h15, a truck hit a car that did not stop at a red light in the busy intersection of blvd Laframboise and Ste-Anne. The driver of the car was transported to the hospital by paramedics....
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - Renovation-triggered fire
Renovation work caused a small fire in the roof of a building that was once the Caisse Populaire on Casavant blvd. The fire was controlled very rapidly with a portable ABC extinguisher, and...
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