King Street between William and Adelaide is closed this morning after a fire at the London Police headquarters.

The London Fire Department was called to the scene around 3 a.m after smoke was reported coming from a storage garage containing a bomb disposal truck and small amounts of explosives.

Police say the fire started inside the bomb disposal truck. The fire happened in the southeast corner of the headquarters at 601 Dundas Street and is estimated to have caused over $1 million in damages. The bomb disposal truck has been heavily damaged.

London police say there were no injuries and there was no risk to the public. All of the explosive materials in the garage were heavily encased in approved storage containers. The garage is one of the most recent additions to the headquarters and was recently inspected. The OPP are assisting with the cleanup and equipment disposal. The OPP, London Police, the London Fire Department and the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office will investigate the cause of the fire.

via London Community News