February 2020

Carol St – House Fire

February 26th, 2020|

Crews responded to a structure fire this evening on Carol St. Occupants self-evacuated. The fire is now out. Fire Prevention Investigators are on scene to determine the origin, cause & circumstance. There is no damage estimate at this time #ldnont @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/uDf5Jr5gOE
— London Fire Department (@LdnOntFire) February 26, 2020

Carol Street fire update: The OFM […]

House Fire on Wychwood Park

February 24th, 2020|

Active incident: crews on scene of structure fire on Wychwood Park. Fire is now out. Overhaul and ventilation underway. More to follow #ldnont pic.twitter.com/MLaNbLdZV5
— London Fire Department (@LdnOntFire) February 24, 2020

$200,000 Fire on Toulon Crescent

February 14th, 2020|

Structure fire on Toulon Crescent causes up to $200,000 in damage

At approximately 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, emergency crews were called to a structure fire at 114 Toulon Cres. in London.

A mother and her young daughter safely exited the semi-detached home without injury.

Damage is currently estimated at between $150,000 and $200,000.
Active incident: crews on scene […]

September 2019

Extra challenge in south end fire

September 10th, 2019|

London fire department says ‘hoarding’ added extra challenge in south end fire
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating following a blaze in a south end neighbourhood Tuesday morning.

London fire department district chief Scott Turnbull told 980 CFPL the job of suppressing the flames was made more difficult because of a hoarding situation.

Firefighters were called […]

August 2019

Home destroyed, at least 7 damaged in explosion that shakes London, Ont., neighbourhood

August 15th, 2019|

Police believe explosion caused by ruptured gas line, 1 woman charged with impaired driving
At least seven houses were damaged and seven people were sent to hospital in London, Ont., after a vehicle drove into a house in the city’s east end Wednesday night, damaging a gas meter and setting off an explosion that set fire to nearby […]

Explosion: Neighbourhood shattered – yet all amazingly alive

August 15th, 2019|

Source: Explosion: Neighbourhood shattered – yet all amazingly alive | London Free Press

Normally Unseen Moments at an Emergency Scene

August 15th, 2019|

This is a great glimpse at a moment that normally goes unseen at an emergency scene – a moment that I feel really embodies the heart of why most if not all join emergency services – they care about their community. Can’t say enough good about @LdnOntFire @lpsmediaoffice @MLPS911 https://t.co/fL1zQeLkL9
— Chris Scapinello (@chrisScapinello) August […]


August 15th, 2019|

Updates from police/fire at 1am #ldnont pic.twitter.com/W1iRjW0PEL— Max Martin (@MaxatLFPress) August 15, 2019

May 2019

London firefighters rescue man from burning home

May 2nd, 2019|

A man is in hospital in critical condition following a Thursday morning fire in the city’s east end that displaced about 12 tenants.

A man is in hospital in critical condition following a Thursday morning fire in the city’s east end that displaced about 12 tenants.

Firefighters responded to reports of smoke coming out of a […]

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 – […]