December 2017

3 fires, 24 hours: Investigation of blazes that sent 3 to hospital

December 10th, 2017|

London police and fire investigate blazes that sent 3 to hospital
Three fires in 24 hours kept London police officers and fire crews busy.

Both organizations are currently involved in three different fires that happened between Friday evening and Saturday morning.

First, on Friday evening there was a fire at 216 Egerton Street, just north of Trafalgar […]

Oxford Street crash

December 5th, 2017|

Katrina Moody was checking voicemail at work Tuesday when she heard a loud “crunch” from outside.

Moody looked out the front window of her office and saw a westbound van had slammed into a utility pole on Oxford Street, just west of Adelaide Street.

Then a man emerged from the badly damaged vehicle, said Moody, who […]

South End Crash

December 5th, 2017|

Emergency crews were called to a single-vehicle crash in southeast London Tuesday morning.

A Mazda 3 driving on the Commissioners Road exit ramp to Highbury Avenue North left the road and ended up in the ditch around 9:20 a.m.

Firefighters say nobody was hurt.

The Commissioners Road exit remained open while firefighters and police were on the […]

Blast rattles vacationing homeowner

December 5th, 2017|

Ed McCleave was vacationing in Mexico when a friend told him there’d been an explosion and fire at his southeast London home.

McCleave, not returning to London until Friday, says he’s desperate for answers into what caused the mysterious blast that injured a man, killed a dog and badly damaged his home of 25 years.

“I’m […]

East End Explosion

December 4th, 2017|

#LdnOnt emergency crews Inc @LPFFA @lpsmediaoffice on scene home explosion on Hamilton Road pic.twitter.com/QK8knPK8DF
— Mike Maloney (@mdmaloneyphoto) December 4, 2017

Firefighters issue appliance warning

December 4th, 2017|

Firefighters are cautioning the public after a dishwasher possibly under recall is suspected of starting a recent blaze at a southwest London home.

London firefighters were called to a condo where they saw smoke coming from around the dishwasher, which had been running. One of the residents shut off power to the home before fleeing, […]

November 2017

Illegal cigarettes led to fatal fire

November 18th, 2017|

London Fire brass sound alarm over contraband cigarette dangers after latest fatal blaze

After a second death this year from careless smoking in London, one of the city’s firefighting officials says he’s had enough.

More than 20 fires have been caused by careless smoking in 2017 in London alone — and three of the last four […]

Elderly woman dies in hospital following fire

November 16th, 2017|

An elderly woman has died from her injuries following a fire at a supportive housing facility on Hamilton Road.Firefighters were called to Maple Village Residence, which is a 45-unit, wheelchair accessible residence around the noon hour.They fought to keep the woman alive before she was rushed to hospital.

Careless smoking kills woman in house fire

November 16th, 2017|

An elderly woman has died in hospital after a Wednesday afternoon fire at Maple Village Residence in east London – a blaze investigators are attributing to careless smoking.

Fire crews were called to the 45-unit supportive housing facility on Hamilton Road, west of Highbury Avenue, around noon. The fire was contained to the unit where […]

One person hospitalized after fire at supportive housing facility 

November 15th, 2017|

Fire officials aren’t offering much information, after a blaze Wednesday at an east London supportive housing facility sent one person to hospital.

“At this point, I can’t give you anything more than the cause of the fire is currently under investigation while we’re trying to determine the cause, origin, and circumstances of the fire,” said […]

Apartment Fire – one sent to hospital

November 15th, 2017|

October 2017

UWO Safety Day

October 24th, 2017|

Very thankful to work with a wonderful group of people at Western. Had a great time at Western’s “Campus Safety Day”. It was also nice to run into friends from the London Fire Dept.

Source: Facebook

Raid following fire turns up guns and drugs

October 19th, 2017|

London police have seized guns and drugs following a fire on Limberlost Road.

Emergency crews were called to a fire in the basement of a  residence about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The occupant of the home was outside of the residence when emergency services arrived. He sustained minor injuries which did not require medical attention, police […]

Crash on Culver Drive

October 16th, 2017|

SIU investigating, 1 person charged in crash on Culver Drive
The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a two-vehicle crash in the city’s east end on Friday left several people injured and one person facing charges.

The collision occurred near Culver Drive and Culver Place around 8:30 p.m., said a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) media release. […]

Pedestrian killed near busy intersection

October 11th, 2017|

A pedestrian was killed Wednesday morning when she was struck by a vehicle north of the busy intersection of Commissioners and Wharncliffe roads.

The woman tried to cross Wharncliffe where there is no traffic signal or crosswalk while it was still dark and raining about 6:45 AM, London police Const. Sandasha Bough told The Free […]

Pedestrian killed in 2 vehicle MVC

October 11th, 2017|

Woman dies of her injuries after being hit by two vehicles

A woman is dead after she was struck by two vehicles early Wednesday morning.

The collision occurred on Wharncliffe Road just north of Commissioners Road around 6:45 a.m.

The woman was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.

Police have shut down a portion of […]

Biker hurt in crash

October 10th, 2017|

A pair of black sunglasses and a leather jacket lay a few feet from a motorcycle tipped on its side.

Half a block away, a small white passenger bus was parked by the curb, flanked by police tape.

It was the scene of the region’s latest motorcycle collision — capping off a deadly summer that claimed […]

Fire at  seniors building sends 1 to hospital

October 10th, 2017|

Fire at Base Line Road seniors apartment building sends 1 to hospital
One person was taken to hospital for burns to their hands and arms following a fire on Sunday at a public housing high-rise in the city’s southwest, fire officials said.

Crews responded to the scene at 30 Base Line Road West around 9 p.m. […]

Vehicles heavily damaged after crash in the city

October 9th, 2017|

Vehicles were heavily damaged and one person had minor injuries following a crash at Manning and Wonderland.

Source: CTV London: Two-vehicle crash | CTV London News

Firefighters battle apartment blaze

October 8th, 2017|

Firefighters battle blaze in apartment building on Baseline

A fire Sunday night on Baseline Road closed a section of the road as crews fought the blaze.

Firefighters were called to an apartment building at 30 Baseline Road around 9 p.m.

Residents gathered outside the building as firefighters attended to the fire.

A ladder was extended up to the […]