Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 2011

Smoke alarm canvass continued by fire department

July 29th, 2011|

London firefighters began canvassing homes throughout the city on June 20 to determine whether everyone has working smoke alarms on every storey of their homes and outside all sleeping areas. Results to date have been very encouraging with a very positive response from the public.

In 2006, smoke alarm legislation in Ontario changed from requiring […]

Open burning ban lifted in time for long weekend

July 29th, 2011|

Heavy rain overnight and yesterday has significantly reduced the risk of fire spread and prompted the City of London to lift its ban on open air burning. The bans had been in place since July 16, when the extreme heat and dry conditions prompted the fire department to impose the ban due to increased […]

Dog dies in another house fire

July 27th, 2011|

For the second time in as many nights, London Firefighters had to battle a house fire.

A one-storey house went up in flames just after 8 p.m. Tuesday when no one was home.

No people were hurt in the fire, but two pets were, one fatally.

“There were two dogs in the house at the time. The […]

17th annual Pride London Festival Parade

July 25th, 2011|

London Police Chief Brad Duncan holds the card that officers participating in the parade were handing out to spectators at the 17th annual Pride London Festival parade on Sunday July 24, 2011 in London. Duncan, joined 20 officers representing the City of London, OPP, RCMP and Strathroy Caradoc in the parade for the first […]

Bailin’ out the Cops

July 25th, 2011|

London Fire Fighters were called to assist London Police with a broken roof drain that was now flooding the parking garage.

Face of Pride

July 24th, 2011|

Mother Nature smiled down on the Pride London Festival Parade by withholding a downpour until the last float had crossed the finishing line of this year’s route.

Crowds of people lined the streets to watch the gaily coloured floats travel from the Western Fair grounds to festival site at the intersection of King and Clarence […]

Heat sparks fire fears

July 19th, 2011|

Though welcome and much needed, Monday’s slight rainfall was only temporary relief.

At the end of the day, the drizzle wasn’t much help — the Forest City is still parched. With temperatures forecast in the low-to-mid 30s and no likelihood of rain for the following week, there’s no end in sight for Londoners seeking refuge […]

Fire ban put dinner plans on hold

July 18th, 2011|

Londoner Lance Bouchard was going about his typical Sunday routine, setting up his backyard fire pit to cook dinner, when a fire truck showed up.

He was ordered to immediately put out his fire, the wood burning in a pit built into the backyard of his house near Adelaide St. and Commissioners Rd.

He wasn’t alone.

Firefighters […]

Open burn ban issued in London

July 17th, 2011|

London’s fire department has issued a ban on open burning in the city, with extremely dry weather conditions setting the stage for wildfires.

The lack of significant rainfall has heightened the risk of fires across southwestern Ontario, according to London Fire Department platoon chief Paul Carew.

“The last little while has been extremely dry, which is […]

Cop swarm descends on gun toter

July 13th, 2011|

London police and firefighters are searching for firearms after an incident in the city’s northeast end early Wednesday.

Officers responded to a call around 7:30 a.m. near Kipps Lane and Adelaide St. where a witness saw a man walking in the area of Country Lane with a firearm, described as a sawed-off rifle. Witnesses said […]

Firefighter carries injured man down 11 floors to Ambulance

July 5th, 2011|

A firefighter carried a man down 11 floors following a blaze Monday afternoon at a Simcoe St. apartment building.

The man was taken away on a stretcher. His identity wasn’t released.

Though onlookers believed he was in serious condition, the man was suffering from smoke inhalation and minor injuries and burns, said Michael Hurst of Middlesex […]