Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 2014

Honoured Donation saves a life

April 30th, 2014|

DMMF is proud to released that a 60 year old man in London is alive, thanks to rescuers and a defibrillator used that was donated in the name of Fire Captain Don Willis.

Station Two’s Classics

April 29th, 2014|

Station 2 on Florence Street ran these two classic rigs during the fifties and sixties. Unit 12 a 1953 LaFrance 700 series pump & Unit 22, a 1951 Bickle-Seagrave aerial.

Whats Unit 12??

April 29th, 2014|

I am not sure when it began, but in the sixties and early to mid seventies the London Fire Department used a very different numbering system for the rigs.

All pumps were numbered in  a 10 series, eg. Unit 11 was the pump from Station 1, Unit 12 the pump from Station 2 and up […]

London Police Search for Suspects Following Oil Barrel Fire

April 25th, 2014|

London Police are investigating after an oil barrel fire on Highbury Ave just south of Oxford.

The blaze was reported Thursday afternoon shortly before 6p.m. by residents in an apartment building on Mornington Ave.

Several people living there had reported hearing a blast behind a storage building.

When fire crews arrived on scene, they found an oil […]

Family of five escape morning fire

April 23rd, 2014|

A working smoke alarm is being credited with saving a family of five from serious injuries during an early morning fire in east London.

Ouch! That’s gunna hurt!

April 22nd, 2014|

Accident involving a Ferrari in London, on Wonderland & Oxford, reduced lane oxford EB

Investigators Probe Cause of Late Night Masonville House Fire

April 16th, 2014|

The cause of a house fire in the Masonville area late Tuesday night remains under investigation.

Emergency crews responded to a call at 510 Ambelside Drive near Fanshawe Park Rd. and Wonderland Rd. just before 10 p.m.

It’s believed to have started in the basement, but the flames traveled through the walls, resulting in some damage […]

Suspicious Package Is False Alarm

April 16th, 2014|

A Call for help has determined that a suspicious package delivered to a Unifor union hall in London was not dangerous.

Late Night Masonville House Fire

April 15th, 2014|

Investigators Probe Cause of Late Night Masonville House Fire
The cause of a house fire in the Masonville area late Tuesday night remains under investigation.

Emergency crews responded to a call at 510 Ambelside Drive near Fanshawe Park Rd. and Wonderland Rd. just before 10 p.m.

It’s believed to have started in the basement, but the flames […]

Suspect Faces 16 Arson Charges After String Of Fires In East London

April 8th, 2014|

City police say a 21-year-old London man has been charged in connection with a lengthy string of arson cases.

Officers say they and the London Fire Department investigated a number of fires that happened between November 2013 and March 2014. They say the blazes were set in garbage and recycle bins, on discarded couches and […]

Firefighting Student Helps Alert Family To Raging Blaze In Garage

April 7th, 2014|

A young London woman training to become a fire fighter helped alert a family to a fire raging in their garage.

The blaze started around 10 p.m. Sunday at a home on Sunningdale Rd., west of Highbury Ave.

It was around that time that 22-year-old Jessica Gordon and her brother Eric were coming home from a […]

Damage Estimated at $250,000 Following Garage Fire on Sunningdale Road

April 7th, 2014|

An investigation is underway on the heels of a raging fire that broke out inside a garage on Sunningdale Road, west of Highbury.

Fire crews were called to the scene at around 10 p.m. Sunday.

They arrived to thick, black smoke pouring out of the back of the garage, and worked quickly to ensure the flames […]

$250,000 Garage Fire

April 7th, 2014|

An investigation is underway on the heels of a raging fire that broke out inside a garage on Sunningdale Road.

22-Year-Old Charged Following Fire, Taken Vehicle

April 6th, 2014|

A 22-year-old London man is facing a slew of charges after a fire was started and vehicle taken from a residence in south London Saturday afternoon.

London police and fire responded to a fire call at a residence in the area of Parliament Crescent and Millbank Drive at around 4:45 p.m.  While investigating, police discovered […]

Foul Play Not Suspected in East End Car Fire

April 6th, 2014|

A tense crowd gathered at an east London parking lot Saturday afternoon as fire crews worked to extinguish a fully engulfed car fire.

The fire broke out inside a vehicle parked at the Sport Chek store at Argyle Mall shortly after 2:40 p.m.

London Fire crews attended the scene and quickly extinguished the blaze.

Fire officials say […]

Student Alerts Family To Raging Blaze

April 6th, 2014|

A young London woman training to become a fire fighter helped alert a family to a fire raging in their garage.

Fire Crews Battle Blaze At Recycling Facility

April 1st, 2014|

London fire crews are battling a blaze at a recycling plant in the city’s south end.

A citizen reporter tells AM980 the blaze broke out in a pile of waste sometime around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Try Recycling on Dingman Dr. They say the wind then whipped the flames, helping them to spread.

A number of […]

Local Firefighters Among 10,000 Expected To Pay Respects To Two Fallen Boston Firefighters

April 1st, 2014|

Firefighters from London and St. Thomas will be in Boston this week to pay respects to two firefighters, killed in a massive blaze.

Local Boston media reports roughly 10,000 are expected to honour the fallen firefighters on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“There’s four representing the London Professional Firefighters Association,” says John Hassan, President of the London Professional […]