Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 2012

HazMat called to collision

April 30th, 2012|

London Emergency Services were called out to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Bradley Avenue on Monday afternoon (April 30).

At approximately 3:15 p.m., police, fire and ambulance services responded to a report of a collision between a car and a transport truck at the corner of Bradley and Old Victoria Road.

A police spokesman […]

Stubborn Fire Causes $100K in Damage to Old South Home

April 27th, 2012|

Firefighters had a hard time putting out a fire in London’s Old South neighbourhood this morning.

The London Fire Department says the fire gutted the second floor bathroom of the home on Windsor Avenue.

It took firefighters some time to locate the fire because of heavy smoke, but eventually it was brought under control.

There is smoke […]

Players Rushed to Hospital, Could Be Linked to Elevated Levels of Carbon Monoxide

April 27th, 2012|

There were some very scary moments Thursday night at London Ice Park or as most Londoners still call it, Brookside Arena

Two men’s teams were playing pickup when some of them started feeling sick 90 minutes into the game.

One was so sick that his teammates found him lying on his back on the dressing room […]

Carbon Monoxide Leak Forces Evacuation at London Arena

April 27th, 2012|

An arena on Brookside Drive was evacuated Thursday night after at least a dozen people began showing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Two men’s league teams were playing at the London Ice Park on Brookside Dr. around 7:30 when several of them started feeling sick, about an hour and a half into the game.

One person […]

Faulty Zamboni Causes Carbon Monoxide Scare

April 27th, 2012|

It looks like a malfunctioning Zamboni was to blame for last night’s carbon monoxide scare at a London arena.

Two men’s league teams were playing at the London Ice Park on Brookside Street around 7:30 p.m. when several players began to feel sick.

One person was transported to hospital while paramedics treated several more at the […]

House Fire in Old South Causes $100,000 Damage

April 27th, 2012|

Damage is pegged at $100,000 following a stubborn house fire in Old South.

The fire department was contacted by neighbours about the blaze inside a home on Windsor Ave just before 11 a.m. Friday.

It took firefighters sometime to locate the fire in a second floor bathroom because there was so much heavy smoke.

Once inside, crews […]

Carbon monoxide leak empties arena

April 27th, 2012|

A London arena was evacuated after several people felt dizzy and nauseous — the spell so bad one man had to be taken to hospital after his teammates found him lying on his back in the dressing room struggling to breathe.

Boris Markowski said two men’s teams were playing pickup hockey at the twin-pad London […]

Fire Destroys Part of Windsor Avenue Home

April 27th, 2012|

A house fire gutted part of a home on Windsor Avenue this morning.

London Fire says they were called around 10:40 am and went to attack the blaze that was located in the 2nd floor bathroom.

They say it was a stubborn fire that took crews some time to locate it because of the heavy smoke.

The […]

Man Facing Charge After Fire Leads To Discovery Of Grow-Op

April 24th, 2012|

A 47 year old London man has been charged with having a marijuana grow operation after it was discovered following a fire.

The fire broke out just after 12:30pm Sunday at 313 Horton Street East. A pot on a stove caught fire causing 50,000 dollars damage. The grow operation was found by firefighters after they […]

Pot Fire Sparks Pot Bust

April 24th, 2012|

An unattended pot on a stove led London police to a marijuana grow operation. London firefighters and police responded to a fire at 313 Horton St. about 12:30 p.m. Sunday after a pot on a stove caught fire, causing about $50,000 damage. When firefighters put out the blaze, they discovered a marijuana grow operation. […]

Two men charged after police find two grow ops

April 23rd, 2012|

A 47-year-old London man was arrested Monday morning (April 23) after a marijuana grow operation consisting of 82 plants, totalling $82,000, was discovered at his 313 Horton St. home.

The police were alerted to this location by the London fire department after they discovered the grow op when firefighters were extinguishing a stove-top blaze the […]

Fire Leads Police To Grow-Op

April 23rd, 2012|

A fire Sunday afternoon led police to a marijuana grow op in downtown London.London Police say they went to a home on Horton Street for a fire after a pot on the stove caught fire, and as they were putting that out fire officials noticed a grow-op.Damage is set at $50,000.Police were able to […]

Emergency Crews Respond to Horton St. Grease Fire Local News

April 23rd, 2012|

London Police say grease on a stove caused a fire Sunday afternoon on Horton St. East.Constable Frank Figliomeni tells AM980 officers were called to the single dwelling at 331 Horton St. East around 12:30 p.m.He says the building was broken up into two units and there was one person inside each at the time […]

Fire Crews Extinguish Another Blaze at Old Tepperman’s Building Local News

April 23rd, 2012|

For the second time in less than three days, there’s been a suspicious fire at the old Tepperman’s store on Wharncliffe at Commissioners.

Fire crews were back at the partially demolished structure just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, after witnesses noticed smoke coming from the building.

The fire was quickly contained, and no injuries were reported.

Early […]

Fire suspicious

April 23rd, 2012|

Someone, it seems, couldn’t wait for the demolition of the old Tepperman’s store at Wharncliffe and Commissioners roads to be finished. The building is being torn down, but that’s going to have to wait a short while for fire officials and police to investigate a suspected arson. London firefighters arrived at about 4 a.m. […]

Second fire in days at former Tepperman’s building (Update)

April 22nd, 2012|

Update: London police spokesman Const. Dennis Rivest said Monday morning (April 23) that investigators are looking at whether the fires on Sunday evening and Friday morning at the Tepperman’s store are connected. He added that police are also investigating a fire in a loading dock at a nearby No Frills grocery store on Base […]

Fire at Former Tepperman’s Building Considered Suspicious

April 20th, 2012|

London Police say a fire that broke out early this morning at the old Tepperman’s building on Wharncliffe Road, is being considered suspicious.

Fire crews arrived around 4am at the building, that is under demolition, near Base Line Road.

Construction crews have been working on the building in recent weeks and the back of the building […]

Suspicious fire at former Tepperman’s store

April 20th, 2012|

A fire investigator is at the scene of an early morning fire at the partially demolished Tepperman’s store near the intersection of Wharncliffe and Commissioners roads.

London police spokesman Const. Dennis Rivest said police are treating the fire as suspicious since the cause of the blaze is not yet known.

London Fire Department Deputy Chief Brian […]

Great turnout for NELCE’s fifth birthday celebration (letter)

April 19th, 2012|

Dear editor,

On Saturday, March 31, there was a special community celebration in northeast London. It was North East London Community Engagement’s [NELCE] fifth birthday.

More than 75 people attended the party, including city councillors Joe Swan and Stephen Orser. Even the London Fire Department’s Station 7 had its large fire truck on display outside the […]

Crash Sends 2 to Hospital

April 17th, 2012|

London Police confirm that two people were sent to hospital today, after a minivan and pickup truck collided at the intersection of Rectory and Florence Street.It happened around noon and the intersection was closed to allow emergency crews to respond. They had to use the jaws of life to get one of the passengers […]