August 2017

Fire spreads fast, damage tops $1M

August 14th, 2017|

Londoners should heed $1.2-million fire at Lambeth mansion as a safety warning, officials say

In less time than it takes to cook a pizza, a large, two-storey London home was gutted by a fire that left more than $1 million in damage.

Investigators who were probing the Lambeth blaze during the weekend said it’s a reminder of […]

Lost everything after a fire destroyed their home

August 12th, 2017|

A family has lost everything after a fire destroyed their home just weeks after they moved in. @MarekCTV reports.https://t.co/qgFdo9Pp06
— CTV London (@CTVLondon) August 12, 2017

Barker St – Natural Gas Fire

August 9th, 2017|

@LPFFA are at the scene of a fire on Barker St. More tonight on @CTVLondon News at 6 @CJBK @BX93 @VirginRadioLON #ldnont pic.twitter.com/tft4xkpHk0
— CTV London (@CTVLondon) August 9, 2017

Pot operation linked to fire: police

August 8th, 2017|

London man is charged with arson by negligence and drug production in weekend house fire

A man faces drug and arson charges following a fire at an east London house that injured one person.Emergency crews were called to a fire at a home at the intersection of Strand and Oxford streets on Sunday, just before […]

Suspicious fire on Strand Street

August 7th, 2017|

Source: Facebook | CTV London

Police probe house fire

August 6th, 2017|

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that left one man with minor injuries and caused about $60,000 in damages to a house in east London on Sunday.

London Police and London Fire Department were called to a house by the resident, a man, near Strand Street and Oxford Street around 7:50 p.m.

Police say the man […]

July 2017

London woman charged with arson

July 14th, 2017|

A London woman is charged with setting fire to her own house.

Fire crews were called to 503 Boler Road shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbour reported smoke coming from the home.

On Friday, the owner Allison Stacey, 57, has been charged with one count of arson to own property endangering the property of […]

West end house fire under investigation

July 11th, 2017|

An investigation into the cause of a morning house fire in Byron is underway.

Fire crews were called to 503 Boler Road shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbour reported smoke coming from the home.

Once on scene crews found fire and smoke within the residence. It is believed that the fire began in the […]

Crews battling Byron house fire

July 11th, 2017|

Crews have been called out to a house fire in Byron.

Firefighters responded to the scene on Boler Road between Wayne Road and Byron Baseline Road shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Smoke could be seen coming from the home and it’s believed the fire may have started in the basement.

Few details are known at this point, […]

June 2017

Homeowner outside when fire starts

June 14th, 2017|

No one was hurt, but a house fire in a north London neighbourhood Wednesday left $500,000 in damages.

London firefighters spent hours dousing the blaze that erupted around noon at 565 Leyton Cr.

“It was a stubborn fire,” said London Fire Department fire prevention inspector Kyle Kieraszewicz.

“There were two roof lines and access to the attic […]

May 2017

Pet CPR and house fire

May 16th, 2017|

‘Still work to do’ housing vulnerable

May 14th, 2017|

The face of the controversy has been sent to jail, and London has responded with a tough new bylaw.

But the question remains: Has housing become that much better for vulnerable adults in London?

“We still have work to do,” said Steven Harrison, executive director of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Middlesex. “Housing makes or breaks […]

House arrest for house arson

May 11th, 2017|

There’s no place like home — and for a London couple convicted of setting their own house on fire, that’s where they will be serving their jail sentence.

Jennifer Gionet, 31, and Steven Harman, 41, were each sentenced to 23 months of house arrest, with the main requirement to abide by a curfew that confines them […]

April 2017

Highrise fire fuels arson charge

April 28th, 2017|

London police have charged a man with arson following a fire last month at an apartment building that injured four people.

Firefighters responded to a blaze at 85 Walnut St., a building run by London and Middlesex Housing Corp., on March 12 at 3:25 a.m.

The fire started in a 14th-floor unit where an ailing woman […]

Charles jailed for fire-safety infractions

April 24th, 2017|

Keith Charles: Not a question of if, but when, a tragedy would happen on London group home operator’s watch, justice of the peace says

When Keith Charles was sentenced to 20 days in jail, the memory of David MacPherson was on the mind of London’s chief fire-prevention officer.

Wendy Cowdrey was in court Monday when Charles, […]

March 2017

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]