Investigation into London high rise fire continues

CTV London

Four people were injured in a fire early Sunday morning at a London high rise apartment building.

Fire crews were called to 85 Walnut Street in central London, just south of Riverside Drive, on Sunday around 3:30 a.m. By the time fire fighters arrived, flames could be seen engulfing a 14th floor balcony.

Three residents and one firefighter were injured and taken to hospital. One of the residents suffered serious injury from smoke inhalation and remains in critical but stable condition. The two other residents are still in hospital, and the fire fighter was released.

Fire officials say the damage was contained to one apartment unit, though smoke did seep into the hallway. Total damage is estimated at around $60,000.

The fire alarms in the building operated by London Middlesex Housing Corporation were reportedly in working order.

The Ontario Fire Marshal and the London Fire Department are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

On Monday afternoon, London police issued a news release saying there is no further information about the case.

This is not the first serious fire incident to happen at the building on 85 Walnut. Back in October of 2013 a 57-year-old man was killed in a fire at the same high-rise, two other people were left with life-threatening injuries but survived, and 14 tenants were displaced for about a month.

Source: Investigation into London high rise fire continues | CTV London News

March 13th, 2017|Categories: Post Incident Follow Up|Tags: |
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