Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 2011

Fire department recommends public firework displays

June 28th, 2011|

With the Canada Day celebration only three days away, the London Fire Department recommends residents enjoy fireworks at one of the few public venues around the city. Public displays are strictly regulated and require that those setting off fireworks are experts working within strict rules.

However, Canada Day is one of two days of the […]

Fire shuts 401 this morning

June 21st, 2011|

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze on Hwy 401 that closed the crucial artery in both directions about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

A tractor trailer caught fire in the Highbury Ave. area of the highway and lanes had to be shut down in both directions because of heavy smoke, said John Scott, district fire chief with the […]

Man charged with arson

June 21st, 2011|

London police have charged a 21-year-old male with setting fire to playground equipment.

On Saturday at about 4 p.m., London police and London fire were called to 349 Tweedsmuir Ave., where playground equipment was engulfed in flames.

Carnez Williams has been charged with arson and carrying a concealed weapon.

via Man charged with arson | Metro.

Firefighters to check smoke alarms in London

June 19th, 2011|

London firefighters will be canvassing homes throughout London to determine whether everyone has working smoke alarms on every storey of their homes and outside all sleeping areas.

The program is expected to run annually from late June to early October.

via Firefighters to check smoke alarms in London | Metro.

Workin’ at the car wash

June 17th, 2011|

London firefighters will be rolling up their sleeves and getting the soap buckets out for the 12th annual Dreams Take Flight Car Wash and BBQ on Saturday.

Phill King, treasurer of the London Professional Fire Fighters Association, said for the last 12 years they’ve teamed up with Air Canada to send four kids selected by […]

Retired London Fire Captain Killed in Motorcycle Crash

June 6th, 2011|

A retired London Fire captain is dead after being involved in a weekend motorcycle crash in Elgin County.

69-year-old Ken Gilders from Appin was traveling westbound on Dexter Line just west of Port Bruce when his Harley Davidson went off the road and into the north ditch on Sunday afternoon.

Gilders was transported to St.Thomas Elgin […]

Engine 3

June 5th, 2011|