Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 2015

Engine 13

March 29th, 2015|

“Finally!! After several attempts,I was able get shots of London’s new Eng 13. Evertime I tried the weather was either crappy,it was out or was out of service.And sometimes all 3. But here it is. 2014 Spartan/CarlThibault/RK 1600/400/75′ quint.It was the first with the modified graphic package.Sorry about the shadow of the pole.” – […]

District London Fire Chief Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash While En Route to Fire Call

March 20th, 2015|

London Police are investigating a two vehicle collision late Thursday night involving a London District Fire Chief who was injured while en route to a call on Wonderland Rd. South.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. on a stretch of Wonderland between Viscount and McMaster Drive.

The District Fire Chief’s vehicle, described as a half-ton pickup truck, […]

London Firefighters Eclipse Police on Sunshine List for Second Straight Year

March 18th, 2015|

The number of London Firefighters earning a salary of at least $100,000 a year has grown, and — for a second consecutive year — exceeds the number of London Police officers earning six figures.

The newly released figures, contained in documents obtained from London City Hall on Wednesday, are part of the so-called Sunshine List […]

Business Evacuated In South London As Fire Crews, Union Gas Investigate Odour

March 13th, 2015|

Roughly 400 employees at the Brose Canada plant in south London were evacuated for a short time while officials tried to find the source of an odour in the building.

Fire officials tell AM980 they were contacted along with Union Gas to investigate on Friday morning.

Three buildings in the area of Max Brose Dr. actually […]

London Police, Fire Officials Investigate Suspicious Blaze on Manning Drive

March 13th, 2015|

London Police remain at the scene of a blaze at an abandoned home on the southern outskirts of the city, deemed “suspicious” by investigators.

London Firefighters were called to a fully engulfed home on Manning Drive, west of White Oak Road, just after 9 p.m. Thursday.

District Fire Chief Kirk Loveland tells AM980 the two-storey house […]

Fire Officials Urge More Diligence In Smoke Alarm Upkeep, Attention To Cooking After Serious Blaze

March 13th, 2015|

Officials with the London Fire Department are once again urging residents to make sure their smoke alarms are working and that they don’t leave cooking unattended.

The reminder comes after a serious fire at a duplex on Adelaide St. South late yesterday afternoon.

Fire crews responded to the scene around 5 p.m. to the blaze at […]

LdnOntPix: 5 new images in #LdnOnt Firefighter Gallery

March 11th, 2015|

Shed Fire In City’s Northwest Not Believed To Be Suspicious, No Injuries Reported

March 10th, 2015|

A fire in a garden shed in the city’s northwest end sent thick black smoke billowing into the air, and caused around $5,000 in damages Tuesday.

No injuries were reported, and fire officials are continuing to investigate the cause of the blaze. It’s not believed to be suspicious.

Crews were called to an address on Aldersbrook […]

Pickup Truck Crashes Building

March 5th, 2015|

No Serious Injuries Reported After Pickup Truck Crashes Into Base Line Road Building
No serious injuries were reported Wednesday afternoon after a black Dodge pickup truck crashed into the side of a building on Base Line Road East.

Emergency crews responded to the scene outside 750 Base Line Road East, home to the Lawson Health Research […]

London Fire Department Reports Sharp Increase in Kitchen Fires

March 5th, 2015|

London Firefighters are hoping to douse an alarming trend.

So far this year, there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of cooking fires in London resulting in five injuries, and $300,000 in combined damages.

“We’ve been watching our statistics and most recently we had 7, which is highly unusual in February,” said Deputy Fire Chief […]

Storybook a Barn Demolition

March 5th, 2015|

Electrical Fire Causes $40,000 In Damage To East London Townhouse

March 4th, 2015|

A quick-thinking homeowner and fast acting emergency crews were able to limit the damage to a townhouse in east London after a fire broke out in an upstairs bathroom.

It was around 10:17 a.m. Wednesday when the London Fire Department was called to a unit at 121 Bonaventure Dr.

District Fire Chief Kirk Loveland tells AM980 […]