London firefighters are at the scene of a house fire on Helena Avenue
that began at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 15).
Police said no one was home in the house and no one was injured.
The fire was extinguished by roughly 2:15 p.m.

London Fire Service Chief Tim Askin said the blaze started with a car fire that spread to the house. “It got into the attic, which made it a little tough on the guys,” he said. “We still have a lot of heat in there. I think we have the fire completely out but we’re just waiting for it to cool down.” He added four dogs were taken from the home and they were uninjured. Askin estimated the damage to the home, which contains two apartments, at $100,000. He also said roughly 25 firefighters responded to the blaze.

Cheryl Dalton, who lives near the home, said she thought her own house was on fire when she noticed smoke. “I was just over on Emerson Avenue and we saw the billowing smoke,” she said. “I went running for my phone and my dog thinking it was my backyard. “It wasn’t. I ran to the corner and saw this car on fire and then the house is up. I called 911 and said hurry up.” Dalton added she believed multiple families may live at the home.

via House fire on Helena Avenue.