Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 2015

Tough Rescue

October 27th, 2015|

Tough rescue for emergency crews in woods west of London

Emergency responders faced a challenging rescue on Tuesday after a hiker was injured in a heavily wooded area west of London.

Crews were called after a woman hiking with a friend fell and injured her leg on a trail in Komoka Provincial Park – about a […]

MD Volunteer Boot Toll

October 24th, 2015|

Damage Pegged at $200,000 Following House Fire on Royal Crescent

October 23rd, 2015|

Thankfully no one was injured, but a fire Thursday night in the Argyle area has destroyed a woman’s home.

London Fire crews were called to Royal Crescent, near Clarke Road and Wavell St., shortly after 6 p.m.

“When we arrived, there was heavy smoke coming from the house, and flames and fire were occurring in a […]

Dozens of Residents Displaced by Glen Cairn Apartment Fire

October 17th, 2015|

Dozens of people have been displaced, and nearly two dozen apartments have been damaged following an early morning fire in the Glen Cairn area.

Emergency officials responded to the blaze at 352 Westlake St., near Thompson Rd. and King Edward Ave., at approximately 5:12 a.m. Saturday after a resident called 911 from a pay phone […]

East London House Fire Causes $40,000 in Damage

October 14th, 2015|

For the second time this week, fire officials are inspecting a blaze where the occupants weren’t home.

London Firefighters were called to a four-plex at 97 Inkerman Street near Adelaide Street and Hamilton Road at around 9:56 p.m. Tuesday.

“When we arrived, there was smoke coming from the front door,” Platoon Chief Doug Shannon told AM980.

“Occupants […]

LFD Clerical Division 2015

October 12th, 2015|

Londoners Gathering to Help Families Impacted By Weekend Fire

October 6th, 2015|

Londoners continue to work together to help victims of a major fire in the northwest end.

On Tuesday evening, the Northwest London Resource Centre will be hosting a public meeting for those looking to help families impacted by the blaze on Limberlost Road, which caused roughly $1.5-million in damage on Saturday morning.

The meeting is at […]

Community Rallies Around Victims Left Homeless Following London Townhouse Fire

October 5th, 2015|

Residents of a northwest London townhouse complex that was badly damaged by fire over the weekend are trying to put their lives back together.

Nobody was injured, but 12 people were left homeless by Saturday’s blaze at 1460 Limberlost, near Gainsborough, which damaged as many as eight units.

One London couple with a young baby is […]

$1.5-Million Townhouse Fire in Northwest London Triggered by BBQ’s Blown Fuse

October 5th, 2015|

Investigators say a $1.5-million fire at a northwest London townhouse complex on Saturday may have been sparked by a malfunctioning barbecue.

Nobody was injured, but 12 people were left homeless by the blaze at 1460 Limberlost, near Gainsborough, which damaged as many as eight units.

“Early reports that I was receiving on the fire ground, it […]

Photos of Fire on Limberlost

October 3rd, 2015|

Thanks to @DaveColvinCEM for these amazing photos…

Limberlost Fire Destroys Several Townhouse Units, Families Left Homeless

October 3rd, 2015|

Nobody was injured, but several units were destroyed, and more than a dozen residents were left homeless after fire broke out inside a northwest London townhouse complex.

Members of the London Fire Department, along with London Police and EMS, were dispatched to 1460 Limberlost Road near Gainsborough Road, just after 11 a.m. Saturday.

The cause of […]

Fire Prevention Week Focuses On Dangers Of Overnight House Fires

October 2nd, 2015|

London’s firefighters are gearing up for a busy week of public safety awareness.

Fire Prevention Week runs October 4th to 10th and this year’s theme is: hear the beep where you sleep.

According to fire officials, roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported overnight, between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

“The idea is, oftentimes […]