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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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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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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 - Snowmobile destroyed
A fire complete destroyed a snowmobile in the St-Thomas sector in St-Hyacinthe.
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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - Second wall crash
Second building of the evening to be affected by an exterior brick wall crash. Firefighters went to the scene to free up some dangerous bricks and close down the perimeter until the wall can be...
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Saturday, January 21, 2006 - Fire station 1 visit
Firefighters in station 1 in Saint-Hyacinthe received young visitors to tour the fire trucks and various equipement pieces.
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Saturday, January 21, 2006 - Death of a firefighter on duty in Montreal
Firefighters of the Fire department of the City of Saint-Hyacinthe send their sincere condolences and sympathies to the family, friends and collegues of Cpt. Marcel Marleau of the Montreal Fire...
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Sunday, January 22, 2006 - Large shed fire in Roxton Pond
Roxton Pond and Roxton Falls firefighters did an extraordinary protection job by avoiding any dammage to a large house located only two meters away from a burning garage.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - Prevention in a kindergarden
Saint-Hyacinthe's fire prevention division met with a group of educators in the Coquelicot kindergarden. On the program: revising evacuation procedures, giving out usual prevention tips, answering...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - Cogeco documentary
The director of Saint-Hyacinthe's Fire Department, M. Courtemanche, participated in a news report made by TV Cogeco on major fires in the history of the city.
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Thursday, January 26, 2006 - Funeral of Cpt. Marcel Marleau, Montreal F.D.
Firefighters from everywhere came to show their respect to Captain Marcel Marleau of the Montreal Fire Department, who died on duty on January 21st 2006 in a 5th-alarm fire. Civic funeral was held...
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Friday, January 27, 2006 - Collision on Dessaules st.
A minivan and a taxi collided on blvd Dessaules near Bourdages.
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Saturday, January 28, 2006 - Physical evaluation of candidates
Saint-Hyacinthe's Fire Department conducted physical condition evaluations for new candidates applying for a firefighter position.
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Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 5-alarm fire in Montreal
A 5-alarm fire completely destroyed a 3-story building on Park avenue in Montreal. Many 911 calls were received after a powerful explosion shattered windows, even damaging building on the other side...
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Sunday, January 29, 2006 - Fire in a elders house
A simple call for a fire alarm activated was transformed into a recall of all three fire stations of Saint-Hyacinthe after discovering a small fire in a kitchen on the 2nd floor. Firefighters...
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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - Smoke smelll in the Desjardins building
Saint-Hyacinthe's FD responded to a call for a smell of smoke at the Desjardins Caisse Federation.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - Car fire
Saint-Hyacinthe's 205 engine went to Highway 20's Rue Yamaska exit for a car in flammes.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - House fire in Beloeil
A fire caused heavy damage to a house in Beloeil. Mont-Saint-Hilaire firefighters were called to help, and the APAM for support.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - Major fire in Ste-Julie
A major fire destroyed a few stores in a commercial building on Chemin du Fer-À-Cheval in Ste-Julie.
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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - House fire
A fire caused major damages to a house on Tellier street in Saint-Hyacinthe. A first alarm was enough to stop the fire.
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