December 2017

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 […]

House explosion in London’s east end sends one to hospital

December 4th, 2017|

One man is in hospital following an explosion at a home in the city’s east end.

Emergency crews were called to 1335 Hamilton Road just before 4 p.m. Monday.

“We’ve had an explosion of a house on the interior of the house. We’re not sure what has caused it at this time,” said Platoon Chief John […]

East End Explosion

December 4th, 2017|

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

April 2017

Safety Precautions

April 11th, 2017|

UPDATE: Device has been detonated by Explosive Disposal Unit. #ldnont— London Police ON (@lpsmediaoffice) April 11, 2017

September 2014

Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect Wanted in August Townhouse Explosion, Fire

September 11th, 2014|

Several weeks after an explosion at a townhouse complex drove several residents from their homes in southeast London, Police have issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect.

24-year-old Moustafa Eldogdog of London is wanted on a number of charges, including:

Arson by negligence, contrary to section 436(1);
Arson causing damage to property, contrary to section 434;
Arson […]

August 2014

Report: Meth Lab Suspected

August 18th, 2014|

Report: Meth Lab Suspected in Explosion, Fire at Southdale Road East Townhouse Complex

The investigation into an explosion and fire at a south London townhouse complex last week has now been turned over to London Police.

The blast inside one of the units on Southdale Road East, just west of Pond Mills, happened around 8:15 Friday […]

Explosion, Fire At South End Townhouse

August 16th, 2014|

No Injuries Reported Following Explosion, Fire At South End Townhouse
Nobody was injured, and the Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating, after an explosion and fire ripped through a south London townhouse Friday evening.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at 1217 Southdale Road East, a public housing complex, around 8:15 p.m. to reports of an […]

October 2012

Man suffers burns in Robarts explosion

October 24th, 2012|

An explosion in a lab at Robarts Research Institute Tuesday sent one person to hospital with minor burns.

Lab Explosion Sends One Person To Hospital

October 24th, 2012|

A research technician suffered minor cuts and burns following a lab explosion in Western’s Robarts Research Institute.

Fire crews responded to the scene Tuesday afternoon and said damage was contained to just the one lab.

“We had a minor explosion of a chemical called Rubidium and it injured one of the University workers,” said Platoon Chief […]

September 2012

House explosion injures two

September 4th, 2012|

195 College Ave., just before 6 p.m., a man and a woman suffered serious burns after a London explosion Tuesday night while a man sprayed for wasps in a basement.

June 2010

East London propane blast puts man in hospital

June 1st, 2010|

A man is in hospital with severe burns after a propane explosion rocked an east London neighbourhood.

The aftermath of the Monday morning blast left a scene worthy of a war movie.

The garage of the house on peaceful Sunrise Cres. was simply gone, blown clean off the house by the force of the blast.

In the […]

January 1988

Four badly burned in townhouse explosion

January 13th, 1988|

September 1976

Blast at truck rental firm kills man

September 23rd, 1976|

Unknown man dies in fire in blast at truck rental firm
Police are trying to identify a man burned to death Friday in an explosion and fire at Ryder Truck Rentals Ltd., on Pond Mills Road.

The body was burned beyond recognition and police will have to use medical and dental records for a positive identification.

All […]

April 1974

CN Tower Fire

April 3rd, 1974|

Smoke billows from grates in front of the CN tower on York Street at 4p.m. Wednesday, shortly after an underground blast shook the building.

Treated for Smoke Inhalation

April 3rd, 1974|

London fireman Chris Merrison, of 101 Selkirk St., was treated for smoke inhalation by two fellow firemen, Tom Armer, top and Mike Done Wednesday afternoon after fighting fire in the underground cables to the CN Tower. He was released after treatment at Victoria Hospital. (by Rick Eglinton of The London Free Press)

Blast blacks out London’s core

April 3rd, 1974|

A series of explosions jolted the area, sending manhole covers dancing and causing a downtown blackout and a gigantic traffic jam.

August 1973

Gas Explosions

August 7th, 1973|

While doing some repair work in this west London neighbourhood, a backhoe operator accidentally destroyed a gas line regulator. The increased pressure turned furnaces and gas stoves in neighbouring homes into bombs. Ten houses exploded and burned while an additional 40 were damaged. 3,000 homes were evacuated. Miraculously, there were no fatalities.

November 1700

Not much left

November 30th, 1700|