Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 2014

House Fire in Lambeth Causes Extensive Damage, Kills Two Pet Dogs

January 30th, 2014|

A house fire in Lambeth on Wednesday claimed the lives of two pet dogs, while causing extensive damage to the home.

London firefighters were called to the scene on Campbell Street, just off Wharncliffe as it turns into Main St., around 4 p.m.

Investigators say the blaze broke out inside one of two units in the […]

Fire trucks could get GPS

January 30th, 2014|

London’s fire department still relies on central wall maps at its stations and not GPS to determine the location of emergencies.

Engine 3 ….. in the Sixties.

January 29th, 2014|

Two memories, the catalyst for what became my hobby of fire buffing.

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January 29th, 2014|

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Fire Officials Remind Residents to Clear Snow from Fire Hydrants

January 28th, 2014|

The London Fire Department has a simple request for residents who have a fire hydrant on or near their properties – to make sure they are not buried under snow.

With the large snowfall and heavy drifting that has taken place through our region, officials say many hydrants have been covered over, making them difficult […]

Roads re-opened after gas leak

January 28th, 2014|

Emergency workers evacuated a homes near a Union Gas substation on Southdale and Nixon in London as a natural gas leak was investigated.

Woman Remains in Critical Condition Following Kitchen Fire

January 23rd, 2014|

A London woman remains in critical condition following an overnight kitchen fire in the Pond Mills area.

Firefighters were called to an apartment building on Scenic Drive, east of Adelaide Street and Thompson Road, just after midnight Thursday. The fire was extinguished before fire crews arrived, but a woman in her mid-30′s was taken to […]

High Rise Apartment Fire In East London Sends One Person To Hospital

January 23rd, 2014|

One person is in hospital following an overnight fire at a high rise apartment in east London.

Firefighters were called out to a unit on the first floor of a building on Scenic Drive, just east of Adelaide and Thompson Road, shortly after midnight Thursday.

A quick thinking neighbour had managed to extinguish the blaze by […]

Crews extinguish fire at Ice Park

January 21st, 2014|

Officials say workers had been welding and using cutting saws on Monday on a tar roof and may have unknowingly starting a fire.

Crash injures three

January 17th, 2014|

Three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle collision at the corner of Egerton and Trafalgar

Fire Guts Auto Shop, Prompts Demolition And Neighbourhood Evacuation

January 16th, 2014|

An evacuation order in an east London neighbourhood has been lifted, following an intensely stubborn blaze at an auto shop on Childers St near Brydges.

Fire crews say Actions Auto Repair at 30 Childers St. essentially imploded on itself as workers with heavy machinery helped to bring its charred remains down Wednesday afternoon.

Officials ordered an […]

Childers Street Fire

January 16th, 2014|

Auto shop fire forces east London evacation

January 16th, 2014|

A blaze, which caused $500,000 in damage, started as mechanics were working on a vehicle inside the garage off Brydges Street.

Fire Guts Auto Shop, Prompts Demolition And Neighbourhood Evacuation

January 16th, 2014|

An evacuation order in an east London neighbourhood has been lifted, following an intensely stubborn blaze at an auto shop on Childers St

Damages Pegged at Half a Million after East End Fire

January 16th, 2014|

Damage is pegged at half a million dollars after a fire at an east London auto shop..

Auto shop blaze wreaks havoc

January 16th, 2014|

Residents of three east London streets endured a day of headache Wednesday from a stubborn fire that began in an auto repair shop.

Firefighters Battle Blaze At East London Auto Shop

January 15th, 2014|

London firefighters are battling a stubborn blaze at an auto shop in the city’s east end.

Fire crews were called to Actions Auto Repair on Childers St. around 11:30 Wednesday morning.

The shop was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene. Fire officials say the blaze started when fuel leaked onto the hot motor of […]

Update: Fire Evacuation Over

January 15th, 2014|

Fire crews were called to the industrial area near Egerton and Brydges to respond to the fire that quickly spread through the small business.