Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 2015

Overnight Fire Causes $1-Million Damage at London Sausage Facility

September 22nd, 2015|

A late night fire has caused over $1-million in damage at an east London business.

London Fire crews responded to the Sikorski Sausages meat processing facility at 41 Childers St., just east of Egerton St. and Brydges St. at around 11:10 p.m. Monday.

“When we arrived, all of the employees were outside, they had evacuated the […]

Return to duty

September 20th, 2015|

Investigation Continues Into “Suspicious” Overnight Fire In Northeast London

September 15th, 2015|

An overnight house fire in the city’s northeast end remains under investigation by multiple parties, and police say the blaze is being treated as suspicious.

Firefighters were called out to the two-storey, single family home at 1314 Basswood Road, just east of Huron and Highbury, at approximately 2:14 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials say two adults inside the […]

Couple Safely Escapes “Suspicious” House Fire in Northeast London

September 15th, 2015|

An overnight house fire in northeast London is being treated by police and fire officials as “suspicious.”

Firefighters were called out to the two-storey, single family home on Basswood Road, just east of Huron and Highbury, at approximately 2:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials say two adults inside the home, believed to be in their 50s, were able […]

OPP Helicopter, London Firefighters Join Local Police In Search For Missing Wallaceburg Man

September 10th, 2015|

The search is intensifying for a missing Wallaceburg man who left LHSC early Monday morning without being discharged.

68-year-old Frederick Sutherland left the hospital just before 1 a.m. Monday and has not been seen since.

“We’ve got our command post set up behind Parkwood Hospital,” Constable Ken Steeves explained Thursday afternoon.

“We have been searching for Frederick […]

Strathroy Fire Chief Jumps Into Backwards-Moving Driverless Truck and Stops It…While on Vacation

September 8th, 2015|

It sounds like a scene out of an action movie, but for Strathroy-Caradoc fire chief Brian George, it was just doing the right thing.

George, who was a deputy fire chief in London until last year, was visiting family in Manitoba last week, stopping off in Winnipeg on Saturday before returning home.

He was fixing a […]

Drunk Activates Fire Hose in Downtown London Highrise, Damage Pegged at $500,000

September 6th, 2015|

Damage is estimated at $500,000 after Police say a fire hose was activated in the stairwell of a highrise condo building in downtown London.

Police responded to the Renaissance II at 330 Ridout Street North around 1:20 a.m. Sunday to assist members of the London Fire Department.

According to investigators, an intoxicated male had activated a […]

Firefighter Union President Frustrated with Fire Arbitration Following Police Contract

September 4th, 2015|

A day after the new contract for London police officers was announced, giving them a 4.8 per cent raise over the next four years, the head of London’s firefighter union is calling out city council for not bringing firefighter pay up to the salaries of similar municipalities.

Speaking Friday morning on AM980′s The Craig Needles […]