Yearly Archives: 1977

December 1977

Look out below!

December 13th, 1977|

London fireman Fritz Beck removes huge icicles hanging from Dundas Street buildings today.

Higher temperatures are turning the city’s staggering blanket of snow into heavy sheets and spears of ice hanging over sidewalks from roofs and trees.

The fire department responded to many calls today from store owners asking that the dangerous icicles be removed from […]

Children save family

December 12th, 1977|

Two young children are credited with alerting their sleeping parents and preventing a possible disastrous house fire at 1211 Albany St., London, early Sunday morning.

Injured Firefighter

December 12th, 1977|

Firefighter injured during a fire Sunday night which destroyed the Tamblyn Drugmart and damaged the adjoining Mascot Restaurant on Dundas Street

Downtown Blaze

December 12th, 1977|

London firefighters fought a Dundas Street blaze that destroyed the Tamblyn Drugmart and heavily damaged the Mascot Restaurant. In all, six fireman were taken to hospital.

Arson suspect in $250,000 city fire

December 8th, 1977|

Arson is suspected in a $250,000 fire at Competition Motors Wednesday night which burned out the showroom and general offices and destroyed 12 new cars.

Shoveling Out

December 8th, 1977|

Senior fire department officers got into the act Wednesday helping clear fire hydrants in the city’s core.

September 1977

Leaping Flames

September 17th, 1977|

Fire loss set at $750,000, ruins probed

September 13th, 1977|

Firefighters continued to pour water on the rubble at Belton Building Materials’ Rectory Street lot today as investigators probed the ruins for the cause of a fire that destroyed two warehouses Monday.

The noon-hour blaze, which caused an estimated $750,000 damage, was being investigated by Fire Department Inspector Keith Newman and Robert Kaufman of the […]

Fire destroys Belton warehouses

September 13th, 1977|

Firemen pour water onto a blaze which destroyed two warehouses and damaged a third at Belton Building Materials about noon today.

August 1977

Officials trying to find cause of $100,000 fire

August 19th, 1977|

A City fireman tries to put flames of a fire Thursday night at the Restaurant Equipment Supply Co, 234 William St.

July 1977

Fatal London blaze

July 18th, 1977|

A London teen-ager was scheduled to appear in court today charged with murder and arson in connection with a blaze early Sunday at a Stanley Street rooming house that took the life of Richard Edward Morton.

June 1977

Bravery Award to Gilders

June 29th, 1977|

Firefighter Kenneth Gilders was awarded the city of London’s bravery award for helping to rescue two motorists trapped in their burning car near Forest.

May 1977

Rescue 2

May 19th, 1977|

Rescue 2 – 1976 International/Strathroy Bodies . This was put into service when London went to a second heavy rescue. It originally ran out of Station 7 , where it is in this photo. Eventually it was moved to Two Station when the truck came to seven’s. Note that it was put into service […]

March 1977

Rescue ‘copter sought for city

March 17th, 1977|

Fire fighters had to rescue their own during rescue of two civilians on the Thames River.

Copter rescue ends 12 hour ordeal

March 14th, 1977|

United States Coast Guard helicopter rescue Saturday ended a night of frustration on the banks of the Thames River as a father and son clung to trees on a flooded island near here for 12 ½ hours.

Helicopter Rescue

March 13th, 1977|