Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 2012

Gravel road snares fire truck

January 31st, 2012|

A HazMat team was called to a barn fire in the city’s north end last night (Jan. 31).

Shortly before 8 p.m., the London Fire Department (LFD) responded to fire at 895 Sarnia Rd. Upon arrival, they discovered a fully engulfed barn that was sending clouds of smoke into a nearby subdivision.

The complexity of the […]

Rooftop Campout Volunteers

January 29th, 2012|


Fire fighters Bob Geilen, Chris Rennie and Matt Davis volunteering their off duty time to participate in the Rooftop Camp Out raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy.


Fire damages Park Avenue home

January 27th, 2012|

A home in London’s east end was damaged by fire on Friday (Jan. 27).

Responding to a call at 1818 Park Avenue sometime after 4 p.m., a fast and effective response by London firefighters quickly contained the blaze.

Fire department officials on scene believe the fire started due to problems in a chimney. Heat and fire […]

High Rise Fire

January 16th, 2012|

Turning to another fire that happened overnight Saturday in London. The Fire Marshall is investigating after a suspected arson gutted the 8th floor of a London high rise. Celine Moreau has the details.

Fire at Downtown London Restaurant Does $450,000 Damage

January 16th, 2012|

A century-old building in downtown London, home to “The Spot” restaurant and several apartments, has been badly damaged by fire.

Crews were called out to 206 Central Ave around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night after a police officer in the area noticed flames coming from a basement window on the building’s west side.

People living in upper […]

Blaze guts downtown eatery

January 15th, 2012|

London firefighters were kept busy on Sunday night (Jan. 15), after responding to a fire on Central Avenue near Richmond Street.

According to London Fire Department Platoon Chief Syd Gatenby, firefighters were dispatched to a a restaurant, The Spot, located at 206 Central Avenue at approximately 8:05 p.m.

Upon arrival at the building, Gatenby said there […]

Man charged with arson after top-floor blaze

January 15th, 2012|

One man has been charged with Arson Endangering Life after a fire broke out in an top-floor unit on an eight-floor apartment complex on Huron Street early Sunday morning (Jan. 15).

It was determined the fire was set inside one of the units.

London Fire Department Platoon Chief Syd Gatenby said the blaze at a 1257 […]

The Spot

January 15th, 2012|


London firefighters arrived on scene of a downtown fire that broke out around 9:00 last evening. You can see flames bursting out of the attic of a residential unit and business located at Central Avenue near Richmond Street. Witnesses say the fire started in the basement at the back of the building and spread […]

‘Tentacles’ of bikers felt in fires

January 11th, 2012|

Ontario’s anti-biker squad has been called in, with London’s top cop now saying a rash of weekend arsons at adult businesses appear linked.

Two of the blazes were at establishments connected to biker gangs.
While the motives behind the fires at a strip club, tattoo shop and two massage parlours remain unknown, London police Chief Brad […]