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

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

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 […]

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 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 […]

August 2018

Police, fire officials investigate suspicious north London barn fire

August 29th, 2018|

Police and fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire in the city’s northeast end that destroyed a barn and sent plumes of smoke into the air.

London firefighters were called out to the scene near Sunningdale Road and North Wenige Drive at about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, acting deputy fire chief Jack Burt said.

Fire crews extinguished […]

Westmount apartment fire in London

August 28th, 2018|

Source: London Free Press

Truck Fire

August 19th, 2018|

PHOTOS: Truck fire on Highbury Ave b/w Dingman and Westminster in #ldnont

Photos via @Matt_Johnson17 pic.twitter.com/IbZuG7pueq
— Ross Howey 📷 (@RossHoweyPhoto) August 19, 2018

May 2018

Hooks Restaurant Fire

May 29th, 2018|

Car fire in London’s Old East Village

May 9th, 2018|

Firefighters were called to dowse a burning Ford Freestyle parked in front of 630 Dundas St.

Source: Car fire in London’s Old East Village | The London Free Press

Debrief with crews before overhaul

May 8th, 2018|

Debrief with crews before overhaul – PC Al Braatz leading, everyone giving input and credit to all team members #debrief #team @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/5dcv0KnFXj
— Lori (@Hamertime436) May 8, 2018

Two House Fire

May 8th, 2018|