Incidents

April 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

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

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 […]

December 2018

A 911 call alerts London police to body in river

December 22nd, 2018|

The London police Major Crimes division has launched an investigation after a body was discovered on the bank of the Thames River. (Brent Lale / CTV London)

The London police Major Crimes division has launched an investigation after a body was discovered on the bank of the Thames River. (Brent Lale / CTV London)

London police […]

Goose rescue

December 22nd, 2018|

Fire at ‘boarding house’

December 20th, 2018|

Fire at ‘boarding house’ sends people fleeing to roof

Residents fled to the roof and used a window to escape a fire Wednesday that is being investigated as suspicious in nature.

Two people were hurt and transported to hospital after the mid-morning blaze at a multi-unit century home in central London, Ont.

The scene played out over […]

October 2018

After School Collision

October 9th, 2018|

A car mounted the curb and struck a crossing guard. Gerry Dewan reports.

September 2018

$500K damage at historic building

September 25th, 2018|

Damage pegged at $500K in suspicious fire at historic London building
 

A suspicious Monday fire at a historic building near the London courthouse caused an estimated $500,000 in damages, fire officials say.

The figure stems from the content that was lost in the fire – the building was used by a number of law offices – […]

London police investigating after toddler struck by vehicle

September 19th, 2018|

A 16-month-old was injured after being struck by a vehicle Friday night in south London, police say.

The young girl was hit by the vehicle travelling west on Southdale Road near Millbank Drive at about 8:45 p.m.

She was walking on Southdale Road when she was struck by the vehicle, said Const. Amy Phillipo, a police […]

Two vehicles crash at Waterloo and Grey streets

September 17th, 2018|

A two-vehicle crash at Grey and Waterloo streets on Saturday morning left a fruit delivery truck and a car strewn across the sidewalk and a front yard on Grey Street.

Though one driver was taken to hospital, London police Const. Michelle Romano said no one was seriously injured in the collision just east of Wellington […]

London vehicle fire under investigation

September 12th, 2018|

London police are probing a suspicious vehicle fire.

Police and firefighters responded Wednesday around 4 a.m. to a Hamilton Road address for a vehicle on fire, police said.

The blaze was doused and nobody was injured, said police, who ruled the fire suspicious.

Damage was estimated at $31,000

Source: London Free Press | London vehicle fire under investigation

Fire sparked by heating pad causes $30k damage to retirement home

September 11th, 2018|

An unattended heating pad is to blame for a fire at an Old North retirement home that caused $30,000 damage, London firefighters say.

Fire crews were called to a fire at the Manor Village retirement community at 230 Victoria Street shortly after 7 p.m. Monday.

The alarm company called 911 and when firefighters arrived, they found […]