Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 2014

Dairy Farm Fire in South London Still Smouldering, Cause Unknown

May 30th, 2014|

It’s no longer a raging fire, but smoke coming from a property south of the 401 was still visible Friday morning as London firefighters remain at the scene, dousing hot spots.

The blaze began late Wednesday night, around 9:30 p.m., inside a hay storage warehouse at London Dairy Farm on Old Victoria Road.

More than 36 […]

Massive Fire at London Dairy Farm Causes Extensive Damage

May 29th, 2014|

Damage is estimated at more than $2-million following a massive fire at a dairy farm on the southern outskirts of London.

It broke out around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at London Dairy Farm on Old Victoria Road, south of the 401, and firefighters are still at the scene dousing hot-spots this morning.

More than 3,000 cows were […]

Early Morning House Fire Destroys Garage, Three Vehicles

May 28th, 2014|

An early morning garage fire at a home in London’s far east end has caused $125,000 in damage.

London firefighters responded to the scene on Dundas St., just east of Crumlin Side Road, at approximately 12:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Upon arrival, a garage adjacent to the home was fully engulfed in flames. It eventually collapsed, destroying the […]

Hwy 401 Closed Between Highbury Ave. & Old Victoria Rd. Due To Barn Fire

May 28th, 2014|

London emergency crews are on the scene of an apparent barn fire on Old Victoria Rd., south of Hwy 401.

Fire officials tell AM980 they received a call to respond to a property around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. London Police said the blaze was on a dairy farm property.

There’s no word on the extent of the […]

New Station 7

May 24th, 2014|

A new sign for the new station.

Survivors Lunch

May 24th, 2014|

On Friday I was lucky enough to attend the survivor’s lunch at EMS with my son Shawn. What a great experience for both of us….some amazing stories including his. It was great to see all firefighters from LFD meeting the people who they helped to save. I am so proud to say that every […]

Late Night Fire in Wortley Village Area Leads to 2nd Floor Rescue

May 20th, 2014|

One person was rescued from a second floor balcony as London firefighters battled a late night blaze in the Wortley area.

The fire broke out inside a bedroom on the main floor of a home on Elmwood Ave., which has been converted into apartments, around 11 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters rescued one resident who could not get […]

Overnight Fire To Riverside Home

May 20th, 2014|

The London Fire Department say an overnight fire has caused nearly $80,000 dollars worth of damage to a home just west of downtown.

Overnight Fire Causes 80k Worth Of Damage To Riverside Home

May 19th, 2014|

The London Fire Department say an overnight fire has caused nearly $80,000 dollars worth of damage to a home just west of downtown.

Officials were called to 117 Riverside Drive at around 1 a.m. Monday, to reports of a smoke alarm going off on the main floor of the home.

London Fire reported heavy fire, smoke […]

Late Night Fire Leads to 2nd Floor Rescue

May 19th, 2014|

One person was rescued from a second floor balcony as London firefighters battled a late night blaze in the Wortley area.

Dreams Take Flight trip to Walt Disney World

May 16th, 2014|

An update from the recent Dreams Take Flight trip

London Man Remains In Critical Condition Following Apartment Fire

May 12th, 2014|

A London man remains in hospital following an apartment fire in east London.

Fire crews responded to the blaze on Dundas Street near William Street just before 10:30p.m. on Friday.

The victim was found inside the apartment, and was taken to hospital. His name and age have not yet been released.

As of Sunday, he was still […]

Dundas/William Fire Sends Man To Hospital In Critical Condition

May 10th, 2014|

London Police say they’re investigating with the Ontario Fire Marshall after a Friday night fire sent a man to hospital in critical condition.

Officials say London Police and Fire responded to the apartment at Dundas and William Streets at around 10:25pm.

The lone occupant of the apartment, an unidentified male, was taken to hospital where he […]

McHappy Day 2014

May 7th, 2014|

Fighting fires with data

May 4th, 2014|

How killing the long-form census hurt community planning

David Lazenby, deputy fire chief in London, Ont., was convinced that the future of firefighting was not in actually fighting fires, but in preventing them.

But how do you predict where a fire might occur? Laying out fire data on a map, certain patterns jump out.

“To be quite […]

Car Wash for Flights

May 4th, 2014|

With picture perfect weather, we held our annual car wash to support the Dreams Take Flight organization.

A good turn out with lots of help from our members and citizens the event was once again a success.

In total 170 cars were washed raising $2164.00 for Dreams Take Flight.

Dreams Take Flight Car Wash & BBQ

May 3rd, 2014|

The 14th annual Dreams Take Flight Car Wash & BBQ will be held on Saturday, June 21st at Fire Department Headquarters, 400 Horton Street, from 9am to 3pm. The rain date will be the following Saturday, June 28 if necessary.

Proceeds from this event help the London Fire Fighters Community Foundation, along with Air Canada, […]