Monthly Archives: April 1974

April 1974

Icy river thwarted

April 6th, 1974|

London firemen were called Saturday to rescue Andy Perquin, 16, of 915 Colborne St. and Paul Morrissey, 16, of 36 Elworthy Ave from a clump of trees the middle of the Thames river.  The youths canoe hit a submerged log in the mid afternoon and flipped over.  Fireman Earl Smith and Gary Hewitt finally […]

What is a fireman?

April 4th, 1974|

CN Tower Fire

April 3rd, 1974|

Smoke billows from grates in front of the CN tower on York Street at 4p.m. Wednesday, shortly after an underground blast shook the building.

Treated for Smoke Inhalation

April 3rd, 1974|

London fireman Chris Merrison, of 101 Selkirk St., was treated for smoke inhalation by two fellow firemen, Tom Armer, top and Mike Done Wednesday afternoon after fighting fire in the underground cables to the CN Tower. He was released after treatment at Victoria Hospital. (by Rick Eglinton of The London Free Press)

Blast blacks out London’s core

April 3rd, 1974|

A series of explosions jolted the area, sending manhole covers dancing and causing a downtown blackout and a gigantic traffic jam.

Onlookers at CN Towers Fire

April 3rd, 1974|

Firemen worked for about an hour Wednesday afternoon fighting a blaze in the underground cables to the Canadian National Towers. Hydro was cut off in the downtown area and traffic was disrupted as signal lights were out of action.