Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 2016

Two hurt in crash near hospital

February 29th, 2016|

London firefighters clean up around a car involved in a two car collision on Wellington and Baseline roads at about 1 p.m. on Monday.

City braces for costly cancer crisis

February 29th, 2016|

With firefighters facing growing cancer risks, London is spending nearly $10 million to help pay for the looming health crisis.

The city’s workplace injury fund has jumped to $46.8 million from $37 million, largely because the city now has to pay for increased compensation for cancer victims, says a report headed to a city hall committee Monday.

“It’s devastating. […]

Garage fire on Bostwick

February 28th, 2016|

Extensive smoke damage was caused to a garage, that housed an antique car, following a blaze.

Source: CTV London: Garage fire on Bostwick | CTV London News

Battery cache challenges firefighters

February 28th, 2016|

A quick response from the London Fire Department is being credited with keeping a west London garage fire from going from bad to worse.

First Responder Challenge

February 28th, 2016|

Thank you to all our volunteers that participated at the Boys and Girls Club of London First Responder Challenge earlier this month.

Teaching Fire Safety to our friends at YMCA

February 25th, 2016|

Teaching our friends at YMCA that 'Firefighters Are Our Friends' What kids learn today could last a lifetime.

Fire destroys home on Colonel Talbot Road

February 23rd, 2016|

A home in North Lambeth was destroyed following a fire early Tuesday morning.

Fire crews were called to 3557 Colonel Talbot Road around 3 a.m. for a house engulfed in flames.

Nieghbour Ian Campbell recalled being awoken by his dog and seeing an orange glow out his window.

The house has been destroyed but the homeowners were […]

Fire levels London home

February 23rd, 2016|

A London couple are on their way home from Quebec after learning their Colonel Talbot Road home has been destroyed in an overnight fire.

A passerby called 9-1-1 around 3 a.m. Tuesday after discovering the fire.

“When firefighters arrived, they found the house fully engulfed in flames,” said fire inspector Jack Burt at the scene. “Damage […]

Blaze Shuts Colonel Talbot Road

February 23rd, 2016|

Early Morning Blaze Shuts Colonel Talbot Road in Lambeth
London emergency crews remain at the scene of a house fire in the Lambeth area Tuesday morning.

Police and fire fighters were called a house at 3557 Colonel Talbot Rd., just south of Clayton Walk at around 3:10 a.m.

When they arrived on scene, fire officials say the […]

House heavily damaged in fire

February 22nd, 2016|

A London house was heavily damaged and a neighbouring one scorched in a fire Monday morning. Fire inspectors on the scene at the home in the Byron community are estimating the damage at $200,000. A man and woman were in the house when the fire broke out shortly after 1 a.m. Both were able […]

Blaze in Byron

February 22nd, 2016|

Extensive Damage Following Early Morning Blaze in Byron

There are no reports of injuries, but damage is extensive after fire broke out at a home in the Byron area Monday.

London fire crews responded to a two-storey house at 31 Robinwood Crescent, near Boler Road and Byron Baseline Road, around 1:40 a.m.

“(There were) two cars in […]

Byron home heavily damaged in overnight fire 

February 22nd, 2016|

A home in London’s Byron neighbourhood suffered extensive damage following a fire early Monday morning.

The fire broke out at 31 Robinwood Cres. around 1:30 a.m. Two people were inside at the time of the fire but were not injured.

Fire officials say working smoke alarms alerted the occupants to the blaze.

The home , located just […]

Relocation of Station 11

February 21st, 2016|

Relocation of No. 11 Fire Station from 7109 Westminster Drive to 3970 Savoy Street

The City of London is relocating the staff and vehicles from the current Fire Station No. 11 at 7109 Westminster Drive to a new fire station at 3970 Savoy Street. You are invited to attend a Community Meeting on March 2nd […]

Vehicle roofed downtown

February 21st, 2016|

Van rolls onto its roof in downtown London crash

A van ended up on its roof in busy downtown London intersection after colliding with another vehicle Sunday morning.

A Grand Caravan was driving east on King Street around 9:30 a.m. when it collided with a Dodge Avenger travelling north on Richmond. The impact sent the van sliding […]

Fire leaves 12 homeless

February 18th, 2016|

Mary Ellen Duncan heard a loud bang, then saw smoke billowing from the townhouse across from hers.

She watched in horror as firefighters struggled to stop the flames from spreading to other units at the Limberlost Road complex in London.

When firefighters finally doused the blaze, nearly nine hours later, eight units were damaged, the fire […]

Snow can block Carbon Monoxide from escaping your home

February 17th, 2016|

Snow can block your service vents. Take a few minutes to shovel them out allowing the Carbon Monoxide to escape.

Seeing Red on Valentines Day

February 16th, 2016|

Just caught the tail end of a Valentines good deed!
A London Fire Truck (and crew!) stopped a couple of doors down, they piled out with shovels and muscle. Dug and pushed a car out of the packed in driveway! Put their shovels back and drove away! Saved the day! That’s Valentines in Canada […]

Balmoral Ave House Fire

February 16th, 2016|

Early morning house fire severely damages house on Balmoral Avenue in London

A house fire Tuesday morning severely damaged a home on Balmoral Avenue.

Firefighters on the scene said the people who lived in the yellow brick home at 40 Balmoral were away at the time of the blaze which broke out shortly before 7 a.m.

At […]

Fire causes extensive damage

February 16th, 2016|

Fire causes extensive damage to Balmoral Avenue home

Source: Jason Poole (@FPOPoole) | Twitter

Storybook critters enjoy Chapter 2

February 15th, 2016|

A year ago, it seemed like “The End” for London’s Storybook Gardens’ animals, after they were burned out of the Old MacDonald’s Barn at the west-end park on a frigid February morning.
A year ago, it seemed like “The End” for London’s Storybook Gardens’ animals, after they were burned out of the Old MacDonald’s Barn […]