Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 2015

London Fire Department Hopeful Londoners Choose Public Firework Displays

June 30th, 2015|

As the skies are set to clear for Canada Day, the London Fire Department is hopeful that will bring more people out to public fireworks displays.

The fire department says it would prefer if Londoners went to any number of the public displays as a safety precaution.

“They’re heavily regulated, the people who shoot off the […]

London Man Critically Injured in Backyard Fire Pit Incident

June 30th, 2015|

A 24-year-old man is listed in critical condition after being badly burned in the Pond Mills-area following an incident involving a backyard fire pit.

It happened around 6 p.m. Monday on Cairn St. near Pond Mills and Commissioners.

According to investigators, the 24-year-old — whose name has not been released — sustained significant burns while trying […]

Damage Estimated at $100,000 in East London Apartment Fire

June 30th, 2015|

Fire officials are stressing the importance of having a home escape plan, following an apartment fire in east London.

Emergency crews were called to a three-storey walk up on Oakville Ave, near Huron and Clarke Road, at around 11p.m. Monday night.

A unit on the first floor was destroyed, but the family living inside made it […]

Elderly Man Suffers Second Degree Burns in Springbank Drive House Fire

June 29th, 2015|

 

An elderly man was transported to hospital with second degree burns following a house fire Sunday on Springbank Drive, west of Wharncliffe.

Fire crews responded to a home around 1 p.m. Upon arrival, smoke was seen coming from the house.

“An elderly man came out of the home, he had just started to exit the home,” […]

London Fire Department “Encouraged” During Smoke Alarm Blitz

June 24th, 2015|

London Firefighters say they’re encouraged to see the vast majority of residents seem to be getting the message when it comes to smoke alarms.

Since mid-May, members of the fire department have been going door-to-door through various neighbourhoods, and have met with over 3,000 residents to check their smoke alarms.

Firefighters distributed fire safety information and, […]

Early Morning Vehicle Fire Causes Damage to Budweiser Gardens

June 9th, 2015|

An early morning vehicle fire has caused noticeable damage to over a dozen windows at Budweiser Gardens.

London Fire crews responded to the north side of the building on Dundas St. between Ridout St. and Talbot St. around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

“There was a company power washing the sidewalks downtown and their cube van caught on […]

E12, T9, E11, E5, C1 Responding

June 4th, 2015|

Source: Hooks & Halligans | Youtube

 

Investigation Reveals No Smoke Detector in Deadly Apartment Fire

June 4th, 2015|

The cause of this week’s deadly apartment fire on Langarth Street West remains under investigation, but officials say the unit in question did not have a working smoke alarm.

London Fire officials say the deceased resident had taken the battery out of his smoke detector, which was found laying on a table in another room […]

Police Suspect Arson Following Fire At Downtown Car Dealership

June 4th, 2015|

 

 

 

 

London Police have one suspect in custody following a vehicle fire at a downtown car dealership late Wednesday night.

“We had an officer driving down York Street last night, shortly after 11 o’clock and noticed a vehicle on fire at Piccadilly Motors,” said Media Officer Ken Steeves.

“We attended, and through our investigation we were able […]

Victim Of Fatal Fire On Langarth St. West Identified

June 3rd, 2015|

London Police have released the name of the man who died in an apartment fire in the city’s south end.

Officers say 39-year-old Christopher Joseph Manuel was found inside his apartment unit at 140 Langarth St. West around 11:32 p.m. Monday. He was treated by Middlesex-London EMS and transported to hospital where he was pronounced […]

Investigation of Deadly Fire in London’s Old South Area Continues

June 3rd, 2015|

Investigators will return to the scene Wednesday of an apartment fire that claimed the life of a 39-year-old man.

Fire crews were originally called to 140 Langarth Street West near Wharncliffe and Baseline just after midnight Tuesday for a grass or bonfire.

Engine three was first on the scene.

“The captain did notice that the fire seemed […]

39-Year-Old Man Killed in Overnight Apartment Fire in Old South Area

June 2nd, 2015|

London Police say one person is confirmed dead following an overnight fire in London’s old south area.

The original call for a grass or bonfire came in just after midnight Tuesday at 140 Langarth Street West near Wharncliffe and Baseline.

Engine three was first on the scene.

“The captain did notice that the fire seemed to have […]