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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Friday, August 27, 2004 - Deadly accident
Deadly accident at St-Jude at around 4h45 AM. Rescue unit 901 of the Saint-Hyacinthe Fire Department is called on scene for extrication.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - Fire near a farm
Fire near a farm sheltering horses, cows and lamas. Thankfully, damages are very limited.
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Friday, August 20, 2004 - School garbage container
A garbage container on a school playground is the target of an arson fire.
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Thursday, August 19, 2004 - Road exit
A driver with a medical problem exits the road with minimal damages.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - Major natural gas leak
Construction work causes a major breach in a 4-inches natural gas pipe. Fast deployment of fire personnel allows to secure the perimeter and start installing a gas pipe feed cutter.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - Strange odor
A propane gas leak is first announced, but it is later discovered that it is the smell of a special insect control chemical dispersed the previous night.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - Stolen vehicule
An abandoned car in a field is completely burned down. Investigation of fire causes is a no-brainer in this case.
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Monday, August 16, 2004 - Hydrolic fluid leak
A garbage truck has a major hydrolic fluid leak while moving on Pratte st., resulting in a very slippery leak which must be dried out very rapidly by the fire department and the city's public...
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Sunday, August 15, 2004 - Plastic container in the oven
What is first identified by the dispatching center as a house fire turns out to be a quiet intervention to evacuate smoke accumulated by the melting of a plastic container put in the oven.
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Thursday, August 12, 2004 - Cement truck accident
A cement truck flips over in a ditch. After an extraordinary 25-minutes extrication operation, the driver miraculously gets out of the truck on his two legs.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - Tractor fire
A construction loader ignites at the end of a dirt road in Salvail Nord st. at La Présentation.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - Collision between two SUV
A SUV collides with another one and flips over on its roof in the middle of the Laframboise boulevard at St-Thomas.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - Stuck under a building
At St-Louis (about 40 km from Saint-Hyacinthe), a men got stuck under a building when the temporary supporting columns fell deeper in the ground.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - Tar leak
A major leak on a tar truck exiting the highway and driving on a busy Saint-Hyacinthe street requires firefighters on site.
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Monday, August 2, 2004 - Natural gas leak
A major natural gas leak on St-Thomas's main street involves a major deployment of the Saint-Hyacinthe Fire Dept. Not much photos of the event itself, the gas being invisible and the photographer...
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Thursday, July 29, 2004 - Cyclist hit by a truck
Second major accident of the day in St-Pie, a cyclist is hit by a pick-up truck. Rescue unit 901 from the Saint-Hyacinthe Fire Department joins the St-Pie team to help out.
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Thursday, July 29, 2004 - Little girl hit by a truck
A little girl is hit by a truck in St-Pie. St-Pie's new First Response Truck answers the call. Since no extrication is necessary, 10-3 for the Saint-Hyacinthe rescue unit.
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Friday, July 23, 2004 - Car on Highway 20
Flames destroy a car along Highway 20 westbound near Ste-Rosalie.
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 - Blue Knights parade
The fire department participates to the Blue Knights parade in the streets of Saint-Hyacinthe.
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 - Taxi fire
A taxi mini-van is ravaged by an arson fire at around 2 AM.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - Accident in St-Dominique
A car involved in an accident with a semi truck hits brick pillars on a house in St-Dominique.
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Monday, July 12, 2004 - Major flood
Torrential rain in Saint-Hyacinthe, 108 calls for house floods in a few hours. The fire department had to meet the demand with its entire resources during the whole night.
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Sunday, July 11, 2004 - Car on fire
A car is destroyed by flames at around 1h AM.
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Thursday, July 1, 2004 - Flood
Heavy rain from the a violent thunder storm caused a few major floods in Saint-Hyacinthe.
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Thursday, July 1, 2004 - Lightning hits a chimney
Lightning hits a chimney and causes significant damages.
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Thursday, July 1, 2004 - Lightning hits a clothes-line
During a violent thunder storm in Saint-Hyacinthe, lightning hits a clothes-line attached to a building.
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Saturday, June 26, 2004 - Fire at the sausage maker
Fire in a meat smokehouse downtown Saint-Hyacinthe.
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Monday, June 21, 2004 - Garage fire
A fire breaks out in a garage. Flames spread within the walls, but firefighters bring them under control very rapidly.
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Sunday, June 20, 2004 - Attic space fire
Fire in insulation material within the attic space of a building under construction. Thanks to the rapid action of the department, a major fire is avoided.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - Truck on Highway 20
Wood logs carried on a truck ignite on Highway 20 westbound between Ste-Rosalie and Saint-Hyacinthe exits.
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Monday, June 14, 2004 - Deadly accident on Ste-Anne st.
Accident involving a heavy construction truck at the same intersection as June 8th's accident.
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Saturday, June 12, 2004 - Container fire
Pastic garbage ignites at BMR.
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