April 2018

Uh oh. This driver took an off-road excursion 

April 26th, 2018|

This car drov

e across several front yards before coming to a stop on the lawn of 132 High St. in London on Wednesday.

Source: Uh oh. This driver took an off-road excursion | The London Free Press

Deputy chief blames illegal cigarettes for London blazes

April 23rd, 2018|

London’s deputy fire chief is sounding the alarm on careless smoking and contraband tobacco after both were blamed for two blazes this week that injured two people, one of them critically.

In the latest blaze, one person was sent to hospital Thursday with non-life-threatening injures following a fire at 95 St. Julien St. that caused […]

For a second time in a week…

April 13th, 2018|

Courtesy:For a second time in a week, a suspicious package | CTV London

A suspicious package was discovered

April 13th, 2018|

One person was taken to hospital after a suspicious package was discovered on Fullarton Street on Friday afternoon #ldnont

Video from the suspicious package scene yesterday in downtown. Impressive collaborative effort by @lpsmediaoffice, @LPFFA and @MLPS911 #ldnont pic.twitter.com/GYw1c9uGdw— Ross Howey (@RossHoweyPhoto) April 14, 2018

Source: Photos courtesy of Ross Howey Photography, @RossHoweyPhoto

March 2018

Garage fire uncovers drug lab on Ontario Street

March 20th, 2018|

London fire crews discovered a drug lab following a garage fire earlier this month.

On March 11, emergency crews were called to the blaze on Ontario Street and found signs of a clandestine drug lab inside.

The next day, police executed a search warrant and discovered roughly $2000 worth of marijuana products.

Three London residents all in […]

Firefighters help at the scene of a collision on Wellington

March 13th, 2018|

Firefighters help make a minor repair at the scene of a collision on Wellington north of Dufferin yesterday in #ldnont pic.twitter.com/eojxb2KoX4
— Ross Howey (@RossHoweyPhoto) March 13, 2018

Accused man was at London townhouse prior to explosion, say witnesses

March 13th, 2018|

People who witnessed the spectacular explosion of a south London townhouse in 2014 testified Tuesday that a man resembling Reuben Garcia was at the scene shortly before the incident.

Garcia, 29, has pleaded not guilty to arson and drug trafficking charges in relation to the blast and fire that was blamed on butane used for marijuana […]

Garage Fire

March 13th, 2018|

Source: CTV London | Garage Fire

Crews battle garage fire in west London

March 12th, 2018|

London fire crews were kept busy Sunday as an early morning blaze engulfed a garage in the west end.

Officials say they were called to a home on Britannia Avenue around 9:30 a.m.

Flames and smoke could be seen from a distance around the property, and crews say the garage was fully involved when they arrived.

There […]

February 2018

Union Gas rule out natural gas leak

February 9th, 2018|

London fire officials, Union Gas rule out natural gas leak in investigation of weird odour

The London Fire Department has located the source of a foul odour in the city’s south end but city officials have not reported the cause.

In a release Friday afternoon, officials stated that the Ministry of the Environment has been called […]

‘Strange smell’ evacuates two Western University residences

February 7th, 2018|

A “strange smell” forced the evacuation of two Western University residences on Wednesday afternoon. While Medway Hall was cleared for re-entry as of 5 p.m., those looking to get into Sydenham Hall are still waiting for the all-clear. Just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, a “strange smell” was reported in the basement of Sydenham Hall. […]

Heavy snow bursts during commute

February 7th, 2018|

Environment Canada warns of heavy snow bursts during morning commute

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for London, Parkhill, Strathroy, Komoka and Eastern and Western Middlesex County.

There were several issues during the morning commute as a result of the snowfall.

The OPP responded to over 30 collisions in the region Wednesday morning, including a crash south […]

Water Team logo

February 6th, 2018|

January 2018

Cooking Fire extinguished

January 29th, 2018|

Cooking fire extinguished: City firefighters respond to a small kitchen fire in an attic apartment on Craig Street in old South London Sunday. No one was hurt and firefighters quickly cleared smoke from the unit with their ventilation fans. (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press)

 Source: Facebook | London Free Press

Woman dies behind the wheel on Oxford Street

January 24th, 2018|

A woman is dead following a serious crash on Oxford Street Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred just after 8 a.m. on Oxford Street just west of Wharncliffe Road.

A woman involved in the crash died at the scene.

Police say her death was caused by a medical event not related to the crash.

No one else was injured.

Source: […]

Ice Rescue Training

January 23rd, 2018|

London Fire Fighters training for ice rescue emergencies.

Townhouse Fire

January 20th, 2018|

Source: Facebook | London CTV

Police probe months-long arson string

January 18th, 2018|

London police are looking for one or more suspects after a string of unsolved arsons at homes under construction in the city’s north end — blazes that have caused more than $500,000 damage.

Police are appealing to the public for help as they probe seven arson and mischief incidents in a northwest London neighbourhood. The […]

Vehicle fire at Dundas and Wellington sends two to hospital with serious burns

January 17th, 2018|

Emergency crews were called to Dundas Street, just east of Wellington Street, around 4:20 p.m., as fire tore through a white Honda Civic and sent thick plumes of smoke into the air.

Train tragedy kills sidewalk plower

January 10th, 2018|

The death of a London sidewalk snowplow operator, killed at a notorious railway crossing when a freight train struck his plow Tuesday, stunned witnesses and drew an outpouring of grief from city officials.

Reacting to what’s believed to be the first death of its kind in London, Mayor Matt Brown and city manager Martin Hayward […]