Yearly Archives: 2019

April 2019

Oxford Street Fire

April 20th, 2019|

Coverage by local media of the Fire on April 18, 2019:

Two sent to hospital including firefighter after morning fire

April 18th, 2019|

From reports of people jumping to escape, to two others sent to hospital, it was a chaotic scene Thursday morning as a large fire broke out.

The fire happened at a two-storey building at Oxford Street and Strand Street around 6:40 a.m.

The building housed apartments and Simpson’s Variety, and the fire spread to an adjacent […]

‘Very scary’: Students jump to escape fire

April 18th, 2019|

‘Very scary’: Students jump out rear window to escape morning fire

Two people, including a firefighter, have been taken to hospital with minor injuries following an early Thursday fire in the city’s east end.
London firefighters responded to a structure fire at 1004 Oxford St. shortly after 6:30 a.m. The building houses a variety store and […]

Two injured in Oxford Street fire

April 18th, 2019|

Fire officials are looking for the cause of a fire that sent two people, including a firefighter, to hospital.

The blaze broke out at 1004 Oxford St. around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. According to London police, the building has apartments that house 10 people above a convenience store.

“Possibly two people jumped from a second storey window,” […]

Residents describe escape from Oxford St blaze

April 18th, 2019|

‘We weren’t able to breathe,’: residents describe escape from Oxford Street blaze that injured two

A group of young men — many of them exchange students from India — say they escaped a blaze at their Oxford Street apartment by jumping out of its windows.

“We all just woke up and we feel the smoke and […]

Blaze at a variety store on Oxford St E

April 18th, 2019|

#LdnOnt firefighters are fighting a blaze at a variety store on Oxford Street East, just east of Quebec St. Police have closed the area to traffic between Quebec and Stuart streets. pic.twitter.com/wOpSPk29VH— Juha Jonathan (@JuhaatLFPress) April 18, 2019

Fittest, Survives

April 16th, 2019|

It has been suggested that this type of engine was used in London and/or this company manufactured Steam Engines in London Ontario.

Looking for experts to help source facts about this publication and or document this artifact if an original can be found.

Kindergarten Career Fair

April 12th, 2019|

Community Helpers in to support Kindergarten Career Fair.

Carbon monoxide levels force evacuation of apartment building

April 8th, 2019|

Elevated levels of carbon monoxide forced the evacuation of a highrise apartment building at 544 Talbot St. Monday evening. No one was hurt in the incident.

“There were people in the building,” when a Union Gas crew detected the poisonous gas, related to a problem with the building’s heating, ventilation or air conditioning system, said […]

River Training

April 6th, 2019|

LFD A-Platoon (WIRT) demonstrating annual rescue skills in the Thames river fast flowing swift water. #morethanfires. @LPFFA @Hamertime436 @JackBurt13 @Hayes_R_J @DCHuntLondon @ShewellColin pic.twitter.com/lXQi0XCqZx
— London Fire Department (@LdnOntFire) April 7, 2019

Coffee with a Firefighter

April 4th, 2019|

Drop by the McDonalds located at 4350 Wellington Rd S, for a free coffee, fire truck tours & conversation with your neighbourhood firefighters.

Multiple Alarm House Fire

April 3rd, 2019|

A multiple-alarm house fire yesterday afternoon in London. The fire was called in by LFD’s Car 6 ( District Chief ) as he was driving by. The lone male occupant was not home at the time of the fire. On scene were Engines 1,2,3,4,5,9 & 12 , Truck 9 , Car 6&9, Command 1 […]

House fire spotted by passing firefighter

April 3rd, 2019|

An investigation is ongoing after a fire broke out at a home on Commissioners Road East in London.

Acting Deputy Fire Chief Jack Burt said it was a local firefighter who spotted the blaze at 458 Commissioners Rd. E at around 2:40 p.m. on Monday.

“One of our district chiefs was driving down the road and noticed a house […]

March 2019

Careless smoking cause of second recent London fire death: Officials

March 20th, 2019|

Careless smoking is being blamed for a second fire death in London in less than a month.

Woman in critical condition after apartment fire near Old South

March 13th, 2019|

A woman was in critical condition in hospital Wednesday afternoon following a morning fire in a three-storey walk-up just west of London’s Old South neighbourhood,.

London firefighters responded to the fire at 140 Langarth St. W., west of Wharncliffe Road, about 8:30 a.m.

Firefighters were met with heavy smoke coming out of an apartment on the […]