Monthly Archives: June 2012

June 2012

Second burn ban issued

June 29th, 2012|

With London sweltering under extreme heat and a smog advisory, the London Fire Department has issued a ban on all open-air burns under the city’s Open Air Burning Bylaw until further notice.

The department will indicate on its website,, when the ban is lifted.

Open air burning includes the use of outdoor fire pits and […]

MD Canada Honours London Fire Fighters

June 29th, 2012|

A great tribute put together to honour the London Fire Fighters and their off duty efforts supporting Muscular Dystrophy.

Fire Marshal award for teen

June 28th, 2012|

It was a morning that Chantal Davison should have been waking up to her alarm clock. Instead, the London teen was awoken by the shrill cry of the household fire alarm.

But instead of panicking, Davison knew what to do from lessons learned years earlier through the elementary school safety program at the YMCA Childrens’ […]

Fire destroys abandoned farmhouse

June 27th, 2012|

A major farmhouse fire near the intersection of Dingman Drive and Highbury Avenue Wednesday afternoon (June 27) kept emergency crews busy for hours.

Brian George, deputy chief of the London Fire Department said the fire broke out at an abandoned farmhouse just before 3 p.m.

No one has lived in the home for at least three […]

House Fire Blocks Highbury Avenue

June 27th, 2012|

London Fire and Police remain on scene of a massive house fire on Highbury this afternoon.

Deputy Fire Chief Brian George says the house was abandoned so there was no occupants inside at the time.

Highbury is closed between Green Valley Drive and Dingman Drive because crews are on scene working to put it out.

George says […]

Painting London pink

June 26th, 2012|

Supporters of the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure are making sure London residents are thinking pink this week.

Organizers of the local run — set this year for Sunday, Sept. 30 — are once again celebrating the run with Paint Canada Pink Week, which is running until Saturday (June 30). […]

Manhole cover explosion causes drama in downtown core

June 25th, 2012|

A number of people were startled but no one was injured when a small underground explosion caused a manhole cover to go flying at the intersection of Queens Avenue and Clarence Street Monday afternoon (June 25).

District Chief Jeff Adams of the London Fire Department said a minor fire broke out due to an electrical […]

Teen Gets Award after Helping Family Escape Fire

June 25th, 2012|

Woman charged with arson following fire at north London apartment

June 22nd, 2012|

A 49-year-old London woman has been charged with arson after an apartment unit at 110 Cherryhill Circle was set on fire Wednesday (June 20).

The London police said Laura Raithby allegedly set the fire near the door of the apartment. She was the only one involved in this incident.

Just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the […]

London Fire – E7 & E2 Responding

June 22nd, 2012|

London Fire Fighters climb Mt. Everest

June 21st, 2012|

On June 2nd, a group of 40 London Fire Fighters were standing in full gear outside the Covent Garden Market ready to climb to the balcony level; they were answering a call from Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The Fire Fighters had challenged themselves to climbing up a ladder, 8m at a time, until they had […]

Woman taken to hospital after apartment fire in north London

June 20th, 2012|

A woman had to be plucked by firefighters from the balcony of her first-floor apartment in a high-rise at 110 Cherryhill Circle after a fire broke out in her unit just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday (June 20).

Chief Tom Mathers of the London Fire Department said the woman may have suffered some smoke inhalation […]

Open air burning ban now in effect

June 20th, 2012|

Thanks to soaring temperatures and a smog advisory for the region, the London Fire Department has issued a ban on all open air burns within the city.

The ban was issued Wednesday afternoon (June 20) and is in effect until further notice.

The department will inform the public when the ban is lifted through its website […]

Construction equipment catches fire

June 20th, 2012|

Construction equipment on the back of a flatbed truck caught fire just after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday (June 20) at the intersection of Richmond Street and Central Avenue.

Police said no one was injured in the fire and the London Fire Department was able to quickly put out the blaze.

via London Community News

London Fire Department Issues a Ban on Open Burning Within the City of London

June 20th, 2012|

Due to a Ministry of Environment Smog Alert Advisory, combined with extreme temperatures in the Western Ontario Region, until further notice the London Fire Department has issued a ban on all Open Air Burns contained under the Open Air Burning By-Law within the City of London boundaries until further notice.Notice that the ban will […]

MVC – Ardsley & Limberlost

June 20th, 2012|

Fire fighters and EMS rescue drivers involved in a motor vehicle collision which left one vehicle on its side.

Flying Lanterns Pose a Potential Fire Hazard

June 20th, 2012|

 In 2009, The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) became aware of the existence of a consumer product that poses a serious fire safety hazard. The Flying Lantern (also known as a sky lantern) was being sold by Canadian online distributors of fireworks products and at retail stores.

via London Fire Department.

Firefighter association head faces new task

June 18th, 2012|

The head of the London firefighters union is leaving the post he’s held for more than 10 years.

Jim Holmes resigned as president of the London Professional Fire Fighters Association last week after he was elected to a two-year term as executive vice-president of the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association.

“I’m really looking forward to it, […]

Beal celebrates 100 years

June 8th, 2012|

Firefighter Andy Kobarda was on hand to show off a fire truck from 1927 during 100 year celebrations at H.B Beal secondary school June 2,2012 in London, Ont. Beal students helped restore the lettering on the truck in 2000.

via Beal celebrates 100 years | Local | News | Londoner.

Never too old to learn: Seniors get a lesson in fire safety

June 7th, 2012|

Part of a firefighters job isn’t just battling a blaze, it is also doing what they can to make sure it don’t happen in the first place. To that end, representatives from the London Fire Department welcomed a group of approximately 65 seniors to the Carling Heights Optimists Community Centre for a Fire Safety […]