Monthly Archives: November 2014

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 […]