Monthly Archives: February 2012

February 2012

House fire leads police to marijuana grow-op

February 24th, 2012|

A 30-year-old London man is facing several drug-related charges after a small grow-op was discovered during a fire call on Princess Avenue.

On Wednesday (Feb. 22), at 3:15 p.m., the London Police Service, along with the London Fire Department, attended to a house fire at 415 Princess Ave. While extinguishing the fire a small marijuana […]

Fire, smoke trap residents in units

February 21st, 2012|

A fire broke out Monday afternoon in an apartment building on Baseline Road, forcing residents onto their balconies because of thick smoke in the hallway.

“I couldn’t see a thing,” said William Beally. He said it was too dangerous to walk onto the sixth floor, so he shouted down the hall to warn people of […]

Fire, smoke trap residents in units

February 20th, 2012|

SCARE: FIREFIGHTERS SAY TAKING TO BALCONIES WAS RIGHT MOVE FOR APARTMENT DWELLERS CONFINED BY HEAVY SMOKE
A fire broke out Monday afternoon in an apartment building on Baseline Road, forcing residents onto their balconies because of thick smoke in the hallway.

“I couldn’t see a thing,” said William Beally. He said it was too dangerous to […]

Two men injured during Baseline Road fire yesterday afternoon

February 20th, 2012|

An unattended pot on the stove led to some scary moments at an apartment building at 30 Baseline Rd. W. at around 1 p.m. yesterday afternoon (Feb. 20).

A man living in Unit 609 of the building fell asleep on the couch with a pot of potatoes he was deep-frying cooking on the stove, according […]

Police investigating fire

February 18th, 2012|

London police are investigating the cause of a fire early this morning.

Shortly after 3:30 a.m. London Police responded to a fire at 1400 Crumlin Side Road. The London Fire Department was able to snuff out the blaze. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. Damage has been estimated at approximately $75,000.00. […]

No connection between morning fire and other arsons

February 18th, 2012|

London Police Service has launched an arson investigation after responding to a fire in the city’s east end.

On Saturday (Feb. 18), shortly after 3:30 a.m., London police responded to a fire at 1400 Crumlin Sideroad. The London Fire Department was able to control the fire, putting it out. There were no injuries as a […]

Amazing Race in Argyle Feb. 20 (column)

February 16th, 2012|

The good news is that Wiarton Willy predicted an early spring. If he is accurate in his prediction, “spring is just around the corner.”

We do, however, have one winter event that we are excited about.

Residents, businesses and community groups have been working closely with the Argyle BIA and the Child and Youth Network to […]

Firefighters camp out for a cause

February 12th, 2012|

A group of London fire fighters will be calling the roof of Covent Garden Market home for 72 hours with the hopes of raising money for a good cause.

The second annual Fire Fighters Roof Top Campout is set to take place March 15 – March 17 to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

“In London […]

MVC

February 6th, 2012|

Fire leads to grow op (update)

February 4th, 2012|

Around 420 marijuana plants — totaling $420,000 — were seized from grow op in the city’s north end after members of the London police and RCMP executed a search warrant at the location on Thursday (Feb. 2).

The police were alerted to the suspected marijuana grow operation at the Lindisfarne Road home, after the London […]

Fire destroys suspected grow-op

February 2nd, 2012|

An early morning fire has destroyed a North London home suspected of housing a marijuana grow-op.