Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 2015

London Firefighters, Police Investigating Cause of House Fire Near Oxford and Wharncliffe

April 30th, 2015|

Now that it’s been extinguished, an investigation is getting underway into the cause of an early morning house fire in the Oxford and Wharncliffe Road area.

The blaze broke out at around 5:30 a.m. Thursday inside the multi-unit home on St. Andrew Street, across from Jeanne Sauve French Immersion Public School.

“We had a working fire,” […]

Fire Does $112,000 Worth of Damage, Kills 3 Pets

April 28th, 2015|

A London home suffered over $112,000 worth of damage and three pets died after a blaze broke out Monday.

Fire crews responded to a fire call at 825 Dundalk Drive around 3:20 p.m. Monday afternoon.

When they crews arrived they determined the blaze began in the dining area of the home on a table. The flames […]

Fire Crews Battle Early-Morning Blaze On Mornington Ave.

April 27th, 2015|

London fire crews had an early start to the day as they responded to a blaze at a home in the city’s east end.

Firefighters were called to the house at 454 Mornington Avenue around 12:45 a.m. Monday. When they arrived on scene, fire crews could see smoke coming from a basement window that had […]

Apartment Fire Contained to Balcony in east London

April 19th, 2015|

Residents in east London were woken up a little earlier than usual this morning as London fire fighters responded to a call at 955 Huron St.

Residents of the apartment building were forced to evacuate the building.

Fire officials say the fire was located on a balcony on the sixth floor of the seven-story building.

Fire fighters […]

Ten 9-1-1 London Fire Department Dispatchers on Sunshine List

April 15th, 2015|

The London Professional Fire Fighters Association is on the hot seat after it was revealed ten 911 dispatchers with the fire department made it onto the latest Sunshine List.

The London Free Press reports the ten dispatchers averaged $139,000 in salary last year which is more than most frontline firefighters, and on par — or […]

$140K a year to do what?

April 15th, 2015|

Ten 911 dispatchers with the London fire department were paid an average of nearly $140,000 last year — on par with the deputy chiefs and more than almost all frontline firefighters.

While the pay was pumped up considerably by a retroactive gender-equity payout, The Free Press review of public-sector wages suggests some of the so-called […]

Electrical Panel Fire

April 13th, 2015|

This morning, an electrical panel at the back of Carole’s store ( Valu Mart @ Oxford & Richmond ) caught fire. The store lost power and had minor smoke in it. It took London Hydro crews about an hour to repair the panel and several more hours for the various inspectors to show up […]

Weekend Fire Destroys Home in Southeast London

April 13th, 2015|

Damage is estimated at up to $300,000 following a weekend house fire in southeast London.

London fire crews responded to the blaze at 65 Meadowlilly Road South near Commissioners Road and Highbury Avenue at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

“When we arrived, the house was totally involved,” said Platoon Chief Doug Shannon.

“It was a single storey, large, […]

Meadowlilly Rd S – Fire

April 12th, 2015|

Structure fire this morning on Meadowlilly Rd in London. Truck 9, Tanker 5, Engine 7, Engine 10, Tanker 11. Not pictured, Engine 9, Car 1, they were in by the structure. Appeared the house was gutted by fire. Engine 5 was not on scene even though is in their first due area. Must have […]

E10 – Meadowlilly Rd

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E7 – Meadowlilly Rd

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Tanker 5 – Meadowlilly Rd

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Truck 9 – Meadowlilly Rd

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