April 2013

Fire at Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre Sends Two to Hospital

April 10th, 2013|

Two people have been reportedly taken to hospital after a fire at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre.

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Spokesman Brent Ross says a manager, and an inmate suffered non-life threatening injuries when the fire broke out, which police say was around 11:20 this morning in one of the pods.

Ross […]

Two hospitalized after fire at EMDC

April 10th, 2013|

Police and fire officials are investigating a case of arson at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) that sent two to hospital.

March 2013

House Destroyed by Fire on Decker Drive

March 25th, 2013|

Firefighters were called to the home at 6313 Decker Drive, east of Colonel Talbot Road, just before 3am Sunday morning.

December 2012

Biker turf war cited in arson spike

December 19th, 2012|

Arsons in London have increased 37% this year, fuelled by a turf war between bikers and street gangs and firebugs targeting a vacant store and vehicles.

Hamilton Road fire ruled arson (update)

December 3rd, 2012|

Update (Dec. 3): The London Fire Department has ruled a Nov. 26 fire at 605 Hamilton Rd. was deliberately set. According to London Fire Service spokesman Rick Jefferson the investigation is now in the hands of the London Police Service.

via London Community News

October 2012

Molotov cocktail used to start fire in Lambeth

October 8th, 2012|

Police are investigating a case of alleged arson after a fire in Lambeth Sunday morning (Oct. 7).

On Sunday (Oct. 7) at approximately 5:29 a.m. the London Police Service and London Fire Service responded to a fire at 130 Sunray Ave.

A lit Molotov cocktail was located on scene, which was quickly put out. The approximate […]

Police Investigate Lambeth Arson

October 8th, 2012|

London Police and fire officials were called out to an arson scene early Sunday morning at a home in Lambeth.

It happened around 5:30am at 130 Sunray Avenue.

A lit Molotov cocktail was found at the scene and was quickly put out.

Damage is estimated at around $500 to a garage door.

Police have since made an arrest […]

June 2012

Woman charged with arson following fire at north London apartment

June 22nd, 2012|

A 49-year-old London woman has been charged with arson after an apartment unit at 110 Cherryhill Circle was set on fire Wednesday (June 20).

The London police said Laura Raithby allegedly set the fire near the door of the apartment. She was the only one involved in this incident.

Just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the […]

April 2012

Second fire in days at former Tepperman’s building (Update)

April 22nd, 2012|

Update: London police spokesman Const. Dennis Rivest said Monday morning (April 23) that investigators are looking at whether the fires on Sunday evening and Friday morning at the Tepperman’s store are connected. He added that police are also investigating a fire in a loading dock at a nearby No Frills grocery store on Base […]

January 2012

Man charged with arson after top-floor blaze

January 15th, 2012|

One man has been charged with Arson Endangering Life after a fire broke out in an top-floor unit on an eight-floor apartment complex on Huron Street early Sunday morning (Jan. 15).

It was determined the fire was set inside one of the units.

London Fire Department Platoon Chief Syd Gatenby said the blaze at a 1257 […]

‘Tentacles’ of bikers felt in fires

January 11th, 2012|

Ontario’s anti-biker squad has been called in, with London’s top cop now saying a rash of weekend arsons at adult businesses appear linked.

Two of the blazes were at establishments connected to biker gangs.
While the motives behind the fires at a strip club, tattoo shop and two massage parlours remain unknown, London police Chief Brad […]

April 1994

Suspicious blaze closes Saunders Secondary

April 19th, 1994|

August 1992

Man starts blaze in police station

August 18th, 1992|

March 1992

Two fires blamed on arson

March 19th, 1992|

January 1992

Church badly burned by arsonist

January 26th, 1992|

May 1989

Arson – Blaze second in week

May 25th, 1989|

An early morning fire Wednesday in a vacant east. London building is the second suspicious fire on the property in a week.

Platoon Chief Gerald Beedle said the blaze at Belton Lumber, 313 Rectory St.. was deliberately set.

Firemen were called shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday when flames were seen shooting up to seven metres (25 […]

February 1978

Fire guts store

February 20th, 1978|

A man is in custody today following a fire which caused between $20,000 and $25,000 damage to the Horton Variety Store, 216 ½ Horton St., early today.

July 1977

Fatal London blaze

July 18th, 1977|

A London teen-ager was scheduled to appear in court today charged with murder and arson in connection with a blaze early Sunday at a Stanley Street rooming house that took the life of Richard Edward Morton.

June 1948

Blaze deliberately set

June 17th, 1948|