Yearly Archives: 2013

December 2013

Fire Fighter Service to our Community

December 30th, 2013|

For a man who began a lifetime in public service before the Order of Canada was even established, retirement will always be a relative term.

London Fire Fighter & Logan’s #1 Fan

December 21st, 2013|

London Fire Fighter Chet Couture, shares some of his favourite moments being a father to his two sons and how he is their #1 Fan.

Natural Gas Leak

December 21st, 2013|

A section of Wharncliffe Road was shut down to traffic Friday night following a gas leak at 540 Wharncliffe Road.

This thesis rated a hug

December 21st, 2013|

They rescue people, dogs and cats all the time. Homework? Not so much but a London firefighter became a student’s hero

LFD Investigates Two Afternoon Blazes

December 20th, 2013|

The London Fire Department is investigating after a kitchen fire in South London and a second unrelated fire at a home on Carey Crescent.

Pet-packing residents escape blaze

December 20th, 2013|

“We opened our bedroom door and a rush of smoke came barreling into the room. We kind of started panicking.”

London Fire Department Investigates Two Afternoon Blazes

December 19th, 2013|

The London Fire Department is investigating after a kitchen fire in South London.

Crews were called to a home on Westlake Street just after 1 p.m. today to reports of a fire.

Fire fighters had to evacuate some residents, but police say everyone got out fine, and no injuries were reported.  Fire officials say they suspect […]

Black Smoke Covers East-End Apartments

December 19th, 2013|

Cooking on the third floor of a Westlake Aprtment building is the suspected cause of a fire. Fire fighters say they are treating the blaze as accidental.

Gift left on stove leads to $100,000 fire

December 19th, 2013|

The holidays are the busiest time of year for London fire fighters including this example of a Christmas gift near a stove that “inadvertently” caught on fire.

MVC on Wharncliffe Rd

December 19th, 2013|

EMS FIRE and police are on scene, NB WHARNCLIFE RD backed up.Avoid-Hydo needs to deal with pole

Avoid Wharncliffe

December 19th, 2013|

MVC at Wharncliffe Rd at Bryon Ave resulted in no injuries and damaged a traffic standard.

Car vs Traffic Light

December 19th, 2013|

A two car accident shut down Byron Ave and reduced Wharncliffe Ave to one lane for several hours after a light standard was damaged.

False Alarm Prompts Large Police, Fire Response and Evacuation at Grand Theatre

December 18th, 2013|

Theatre goers at the Grand Theatre were given an unscheduled — and chilly — intermission.

Those in attendance for the “Elf” production were evacuated after reports of smoke on the 4th floor around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Once fire crews arrived, it was determined there wasn’t a fire.

Instead, officials believe ornaments on the Christmas tree on the […]

13th Annual Winter Coat Drive

December 16th, 2013|

13th Annual Catholic Central High School and London Fire Department Coat Drive for those most vulnerable.

Christmas Dinner

December 11th, 2013|

On the 10th Day of the 12 Days of Christmas…. a big big thank you to the Kayser Family Foundation sponsoring and the London Fire Service for volunteering to serve the meals tonight!

Significant Damage After House Fire

December 10th, 2013|

London fire crews say they responded to a blaze at a home on Hansuld St. around 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Fire was attempted murder

December 1st, 2013|

Arson and subsequent death of a man is now an attempted murder-suicide investigation.

November 2013

Dig Out your Hydrant

November 29th, 2013|

Residents are asked to help keep the city safe by clearing out snow around hydrants on or near their property.

Old London chief hot on fire museum

November 17th, 2013|

As he approaches 80, the unofficial historian of London’s fire department worries about the future of his artifacts, photographs and memorabilia.

Hundreds of the materials are stuffed into Jim Fitzgerald’s basement and garage.

He’d like to find a permanent home for the collection — and thinks he’s found it.

Fitzgerald has his eyes on a former Adelaide St. […]

Fire on Springbank Drive

November 13th, 2013|

A fire caused significant damage at a business on Springbank Drive in London, Ont. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (Jim Knight / CTV London)