Yearly Archives: 2014

December 2014

Fire at East London Motel Deemed “Not Suspicious”

December 30th, 2014|

Officials say a fire that broke out at the Motor Court Motel on Dundas Street East is not suspicious.

Firefighters were called to the scene at around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Upon arrival, smoke could be seen billowing from the building, but crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames.

It’s still not clear what caused the fire, […]

Fire at Motor Court Motel in East London Under Investigation

December 29th, 2014|

A blaze at the Motor Court Motel in east London is under investigation.

Firefighters were called to the scene at around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Upon arrival, smoke could be seen billowing from the building, but crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames.

London Police confirm three people were taken to hospital — two for treatment of […]

Charges Laid In Wake Of Fatal Fire At Assisted Living Building

December 19th, 2014|

Charges have been laid after a fatal fire at an east end assisted living building.

The London Fire Department announced on Friday afternoon it has laid counts under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act against the owner, operator and director of the property at 1451 Oxford St. East after a male tenant died as a […]

Thank You

December 19th, 2014|

Thank you London Fire Service for all of your help tonight!! Memorial Boys & Girls Club

Early Morning Fire Destroys Basement In North London Home

December 17th, 2014|

For the second time this week, fire crews have responded to a blaze in the basement of a home.

London Firefighters were called to 521 Bobbybrook Drive in the area of Fanshawe Park Road and Adelaide Street at 4:37 a.m. Wednesday.

Upon arrival, fire crews were met with a blaze in the basement of the home.

The […]

London Fire Department Releases Top 10 List of ‘Holiday Safety Tips’

December 10th, 2014|

‘Tis the season for fire safety.

With just over two weeks to go until Christmas day, the London Fire Department is out with a Top 10 list of “holiday safety tips” to ensure no one has to deal with a needless tragedy this time of year.

Water fresh trees daily and keep them away from flame […]

Car 2

December 9th, 2014|

Fire Crews Rescue Construction Worker From Deep Hole At Western

December 2nd, 2014|

It was a dramatic morning at Western University as fire crews worked to rescue a semi-conscious construction worker from a 15-20 ft deep hole.

Fire fighters were called to Huron Drive in the area of the Labatt health Sciences Building around 10:15 Tuesday morning.

Two workers were in an excavation hole checking water pipes when one […]

Pot Left on Stove Blamed for Kitchen Fire at William St. Apartment Fire

December 1st, 2014|

A quick-spreading fire caused significant damage Sunday morning inside an apartment unit on William Street.

London Fire crews responded to the blaze, just south of Central Avenue, at around 11:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, smoke was visible from a second floor balcony.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguished the blaze.

Their investigation revealed a pot that was left on […]

November 2014

Riverside Drive Garage Fire Causes $180K in Damages, No Injuries

November 29th, 2014|

No injuries were reported after a fire tore through the garage of a two-storey home on Riverside Drive Friday night.

Crews were called to the scene at 1135 Riverside Drive around 8:16 p.m. after a passer-by noticed the garage of the home ablaze.

The passer-by managed to call firefighters, and alert residents, who all made it […]

Fire Crews Battle Grease Fire At King Edward Ave. Apartment

November 17th, 2014|

Emergency crews responded to an apartment building on King Edward Ave. Monday afternoon after a fire broke out in one of the units.

London Police tell AM980 it was around 12:22 p.m. when they received a call about a grease fire in a third floor apartment at 112 King Edward Ave.

No injuries have been reported […]

Giving students usable skills

November 16th, 2014|

Students at London’s newest high school exposed to wide variety of professionals

Stethoscopes, 150-lb. mannequins, spine boards, stretchers — even four working hospital beds.

You’ll find them all at London’s newest high school, Saint Andre Bessette, where students learn first-aid and hear from veterinarians, optometrists, firefighters, police officers and surgeons, among others.

The Catholic school’s specialized high […]

Hamilton Road Garage Fire Sends One To Hospital, Sees $75K In Damages

November 14th, 2014|

London firefighters were kept busy Friday afternoon responding to a blaze on Hamilton Road in the city’s east end.

Fire officials say they were called to the scene at 785 Hamilton Road around 3:28 p.m. Friday to reports of a truck fire inside a garage.

At the scene, police officers located a male of unknown age. […]

Local Canadian Mental Health Association Chapter Calls For Inquest After Deadly Oxford St. Fire

November 6th, 2014|

On the heels of a rare ‘Order to Close’ being issued by the Ontario Fire Marshall following a deadly blaze on Oxford Street East, an official with the Canadian Mental Health Association is speaking out.

Monday’s fire, which broke out at a three-storey walk up building, housed those struggling with addiction or mental health issues.

On […]

One Person Dies Following Oxford Street Apartment Fire

November 5th, 2014|

One person has died as a result of Monday’s apartment fire across from Fanshawe College.

The blaze broke out around 11:15 a.m. at 1451 Oxford St. East, at the corner of Ayreswood Avenue. The fire started in a rear unit on the second floor.

Fire crews were forced to rescue two people from the building as […]

Fire In Wood Burning Stove Causes Extensive Damage, Sends Man To Hospital

November 5th, 2014|

A London man was transported to hospital after starting a fire in wood burning stove went horribly awry.

London Firefighters and London-Middlesex EMS were called to the scene on Clemens Street in the area of Highbury Avenue and Oxford Street at around 1:30 p.m Tuesday.

Investigators say a resident was attempting to light a fire in […]

North London House Fire Causes Extensive Damage

November 3rd, 2014|

Damage is extensive following a fire at a home in the area of Fanshawe Park Road and Adelaide Street Sunday afternoon.

London Fire crews were called to a blaze on Bobbybrook Drive at around 12:00 p.m. after residents noticed a small fire in the fire place’s heat ventilator.

When crews arrived, they cut open the wall […]

Fire Near Fanshawe College Seriously Injures Two People, Displaces 29

November 3rd, 2014|

Over two dozen people have been forced out of their homes and two people were sent to hospital after a serious fire ripped through a second floor unit of an apartment building across from Fanshawe College.

The first 911 call came in at 11:17 a.m. Monday of a fire at 1451 Oxford St. East, at […]

October 2014

London Firefighters To Attend Funeral For Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

October 28th, 2014|

Dozens of London Firefighters will join hundreds of invited guests attending the regimental funeral for Corporal Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton Tuesday.

Around 40 London Firefighters will be making their way to Hamilton Tuesday morning to pay their respects to Cirillo, who was shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial last Wednesday.

“The military has […]

Distracted Cooking To Blame For Simcoe Street, Riverside Drive Fires

October 17th, 2014|

London Fire Department crews are reminding residents to keep an eye on their cooking after two kitchen fires in less than 12 hours caused a total of $57,500 in damages and sent two people to hospital with non-life-threatening burns.

The first fire occurred just after 5 p.m. Thursday on Riverside Drive and resulted in $7,500 […]