Blvd Fire - 1954
These pictures were received
from John Novakis compliments Jim Park. They are
of a fire in the Pharmacy & 401 area back in
Fire - 1970 ??
This facility turned the solid
asphalt which can be seen piled in front long
building and turned it into liquid asphalt and
stored in the large tanks. Upon completion of this
incident just about all the hose, turnout gear and
many pieces of equipment used had to replaced as
it was covered in tar.
Presbyterian Church - Oct 31 1981 - 7 Elinor
- Kingston Rd. & Celeste Dr. (by Guildwood
May 23, 1984
Homes Destroyed - June/1986
Fire in the Brimley Road and
Steeles Ave. area destroyed 26 homes under
construction in June of 1986.
This was one of a number of fire in North
Scarborough and Markham.
In these pictures you can see Snorkel 10 doing
what it was designed for.
Homes destroyed - 1987
Scarborough and Markham
firefighters joined forces to battle this blaze
that broke out on the morning of Tuesday, May 12,
Located at Steeles Ave. and McCowan Rd. the fire
destroyed 105 new homes and caused $21 million in
Eight vehicles and 34 firefighters assisted
Markham fire in this battle.
Ziner Lumber Fire - 1988
Ziner lumber was located just
South of Steeles Ave. and west of Midland Ave.
Over a period of 5 days and nights 25 department
159 firefighters and a total of 1,479 man- hours
were required to extinguish the Ziner Lumber fire
which started on June 17, 1988.
Damages were estimated at 8 Million Dollars.
At one point the fire seemed to create its own
weather when a tornado spout was observed
the result of huge amounts of water being used
turning to steam. Thermal columns could be seen
lifting sheets of plywood and metal into the sky.