Monthly Archives: March 2017

March 2017

WATCH: Caught on camera

March 31st, 2017|

Two women were able to get out of their car after it rolled onto its roof Friday on Barker Street, just north of Oxford Street, in London. A neighbour’s video of the collision shows a parked car being shoved forward, then a car flipping and sliding on its roof. Other details were not immediately […]

On This Day… March 30th

March 30th, 2017|

Events that happened on March 30th.

CTV London: Blast from the Past 

March 30th, 2017|

In a new series, Sean Irvine looks at firefighting in the 1960s, including a tragedy where four young lives were lost.

London Hydro crews on scene at Exeter and Bessemer

March 30th, 2017|

Lightning strike knocks out power for south London neighbourhood

A lightning strike has knocked out power to a south London neighbourhood.

London Hydro and firefighters are on the scene near Exeter and Bessemer roads after lightning struck a utility pole, police said.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area, where electrical wires are on the road […]

Core blaze damages art

March 29th, 2017|

Hundreds of paintings were damaged in an early-morning London fire Wednesday that left a distraught art gallery owner calling 911.

Artisan’s Alley owner David O’Dell awoke to a 4 a.m. call from his security company, telling him a window had been broken at the Richmond Street building where he’s operated his gallery and framing business for […]

Foul play not suspected in case of body by river

March 27th, 2017|

London police discovered the body of a man just south of downtown Sunday morning. Foul play is not suspected.

Police were called about 11 a.m. to an area between Richmond Street and Ridout Street after the body was found near the multi-use path running along the north side of the Thames River.

Though the circumstances of the […]

Group home case sentencing adjourned

March 20th, 2017|

Group home fire violation case sentencing adjourned for pre-sentencing report – London

Keith Charles’s request for a pre-sentence report was granted on Monday, at what would have been his sentencing hearing at a courthouse in London.

The group home operator was found guilty of 12 fire code violations related to a fire in November 2014 at […]

Media Release: Dangers of Careless Smoking

March 20th, 2017|

London Fire Department Reminds Residents
About the Dangers of Careless Smoking
The London Fire Department would like to remind residents of the dangers of careless smoking. So far in 2017, there have been 12 fires caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials, resulting insix injuries and over $400,000 in damage.

Careless smoking is the leading cause […]

Facts about fire shrouded by alarming delays

March 17th, 2017|

Seven minutes and 11 seconds.

That’s how much time elapsed between when the London fire department received the alarm about the fire on Hyde Park Road last June and when the first firefighters arrived on scene.

Getting water onto that fire took another six minutes and two seconds. Total time between the alarm and the water: […]

On this Day… March 15th

March 15th, 2017|

Rooftop Campout Totals – 2013
Pawnshop fire investigation – 2012
Fireman’s efforts saves 2 lives – 1974
Labatt Brewery Fire – 1874

Investigation into London high rise fire continues

March 13th, 2017|

Four people were injured in a fire early Sunday morning at a London high rise apartment building.

Fire crews were called to 85 Walnut Street in central London, just south of Riverside Drive, on Sunday around 3:30 a.m. By the time fire fighters arrived, flames could be seen engulfing a 14th floor balcony.

Three residents and […]

Dramatic Scene

March 13th, 2017|

A dramatic scene played out at a London retailer today.An SUV smashed through the front window of the Skechers store on Wellington Road just after 5:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.Despite the extensive damage to the building, and the fact that many shoppers were inside, no one sustained any serious injury.Emergency crews were quick to respond […]

On This Day… Local Teen Hero

March 13th, 2017|

On this day in History (March 13th)…

Business Evacuated In South London As Fire Crews, Union Gas Investigate Odour – March 13, 2015

London Police, Fire Officials Investigate Suspicious Blaze on Manning Drive – March 13, 2015

Fire Officials Urge More Diligence In Smoke Alarm Upkeep, Attention To Cooking After Serious Blaze  – March 13, 2015

85-Year-Old […]

Group home operator found guilty

March 13th, 2017|

Controversial group home operator Keith Charles is facing an enormous financial penalty after being found guilty Friday morning of 12 fire code infractions.

The prosecution is seeking $60,000 in fines – $5,000 for each count – for the 12 convictions at 1452 Oxford St. that stretch from April 7 to November 3, 2014, when resident […]

Apartment fire injures siblings

March 12th, 2017|

A woman was clinging to life Sunday following a blaze that injured four people, including a firefighter, at a London public housing highrise where a man died in a fire three years ago.

Residents at 85 Walnut St., a building run by the London and Middlesex Housing Corp., awoke Sunday to the fire alarm going […]

Replace smoke, carbon monoxide alarm batteries

March 11th, 2017|

London Fire: Use DST as chance to replace smoke, carbon monoxide alarm batteries

The London Fire Department is encouraging residents to use Daylight Saving Time to install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

“Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new […]

Advance Search now available

March 9th, 2017|

As we are approaching 1500 articles published to on the LondonFireFighters.ca website, we realized that users required a more advance capability.  Often website users are looking for a specific event, person or vehicle and now it is easier to find articles and images.

Users can now search by keywords, names, dates, categories (i.e. Fires, Community […]

Change your clocks, change your batteries

March 9th, 2017|

Time to Change Your Clocks and the Batteries in All Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. on March 12 and the London Fire Department is recommending residents install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks.

“In order for smoke and carbon […]

Newly Transcribed articles…

March 7th, 2017|

Thanks to some unnamed volunteers, articles have been transcribed and updated!

Arbitrator puts firefighters just shy of $27,000 pay goal 
Motorist pried from wreckage
Firemen near police parity
Firemen battle sewage to rescue trapped engineer
City, firefighters appear to be close to a new contract
Mother’s best friend
Breathtaking rescue
$1 million fire rips […]

On this day in London Fire Fighters history… March 6th

March 6th, 2017|

On March 6th, the following published events were reported. An Electrical fire that damaged entire home in 2016 and a House fire started by children playing with matches and candles.