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Here's what has been happening in London.

May 2017

Pet CPR and house fire

May 16th, 2017|

Sparky made a new friend

May 13th, 2017|

Looks like Sparky made a new friend at our Emergency Preparedness Open House. You can too! @MrBrindleton @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/juAuYAs6ZG
— Prepare London (@PrepareLondon) May 13, 2017

April 2017

City deal with firefighters could happen Friday

April 20th, 2017|

London’s long-running labour fire could be snuffed out by Friday evening.

City firefighters, pitched for years with city hall in the longest contract fight in Canadian firefighting history, will complete on Friday the mandatory three days of ratification voting on the tentative deal reached between the two sides.

The matter will then go to city council, […]

Firefighters, city reach tentative deal

April 13th, 2017|

A tentative deal has been reached between city hall and London’s firefighters, potentially ending the longest contract dispute in Canadian firefighting history.

Having worked under an expired deal since 2010, the London Professional Fire Fighters Association (LPFFA) was deep into arbitration – expected to last until next year – until talks with city hall recently […]

‘The need is still there’

April 7th, 2017|

There’s no excuse not to give, city firefighters say as they help kick off 30th London Food Bank spring drive

London’s fire department cemented a 30-year relationship with the city’s food bank Friday through a gentle reminder to city residents.

“There should be no excuse for anybody not to be able to give,” deputy Chief Dave […]

The food bank’s 30? Really?

April 6th, 2017|

London Food Bank: When it began 30 years ago, the food drive was seen as a temporary answer to hunger
Thirty years ago, a group of volunteers starting a food bank in London figured it’d likely be a temporary collection and distribution depot to tide people over the recession.

“Back then, the belief was you have […]

On this day in history… April 3rd

April 3rd, 2017|

Smoke billows from grates in front of the CN tower on York Street at 4p.m. Wednesday, shortly after an underground blast shook the building. Employees were safely evacuated from the structure. - April 3, 1974

March 2017

WATCH: Caught on camera

March 31st, 2017|

Two women were able to get out of their car after it rolled onto its roof Friday on Barker Street, just north of Oxford Street, in London. A neighbour’s video of the collision shows a parked car being shoved forward, then a car flipping and sliding on its roof. Other details were not immediately […]

On This Day… March 30th

March 30th, 2017|

Events that happened on March 30th.

CTV London: Blast from the Past 

March 30th, 2017|

In a new series, Sean Irvine looks at firefighting in the 1960s, including a tragedy where four young lives were lost.

London Hydro crews on scene at Exeter and Bessemer

March 30th, 2017|

Lightning strike knocks out power for south London neighbourhood

A lightning strike has knocked out power to a south London neighbourhood.

London Hydro and firefighters are on the scene near Exeter and Bessemer roads after lightning struck a utility pole, police said.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area, where electrical wires are on the road […]

Foul play not suspected in case of body by river

March 27th, 2017|

London police discovered the body of a man just south of downtown Sunday morning. Foul play is not suspected.

Police were called about 11 a.m. to an area between Richmond Street and Ridout Street after the body was found near the multi-use path running along the north side of the Thames River.

Though the circumstances of the […]

Group home case sentencing adjourned

March 20th, 2017|

Group home fire violation case sentencing adjourned for pre-sentencing report – London

Keith Charles’s request for a pre-sentence report was granted on Monday, at what would have been his sentencing hearing at a courthouse in London.

The group home operator was found guilty of 12 fire code violations related to a fire in November 2014 at […]

Media Release: Dangers of Careless Smoking

March 20th, 2017|

London Fire Department Reminds Residents
About the Dangers of Careless Smoking
The London Fire Department would like to remind residents of the dangers of careless smoking. So far in 2017, there have been 12 fires caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials, resulting insix injuries and over $400,000 in damage.

Careless smoking is the leading cause […]

On this Day… March 15th

March 15th, 2017|

Rooftop Campout Totals – 2013
Pawnshop fire investigation – 2012
Fireman’s efforts saves 2 lives – 1974
Labatt Brewery Fire – 1874

Investigation into London high rise fire continues

March 13th, 2017|

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 […]

Dramatic Scene

March 13th, 2017|

A dramatic scene played out at a London retailer today.An SUV smashed through the front window of the Skechers store on Wellington Road just after 5:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.Despite the extensive damage to the building, and the fact that many shoppers were inside, no one sustained any serious injury.Emergency crews were quick to respond […]

On This Day… Local Teen Hero

March 13th, 2017|

On this day in History (March 13th)…

Business Evacuated In South London As Fire Crews, Union Gas Investigate Odour – March 13, 2015

London Police, Fire Officials Investigate Suspicious Blaze on Manning Drive – March 13, 2015

Fire Officials Urge More Diligence In Smoke Alarm Upkeep, Attention To Cooking After Serious Blaze  – March 13, 2015

85-Year-Old […]

Group home operator found guilty

March 13th, 2017|

Controversial group home operator Keith Charles is facing an enormous financial penalty after being found guilty Friday morning of 12 fire code infractions.

The prosecution is seeking $60,000 in fines – $5,000 for each count – for the 12 convictions at 1452 Oxford St. that stretch from April 7 to November 3, 2014, when resident […]

Apartment fire injures siblings

March 12th, 2017|

A woman was clinging to life Sunday following a blaze that injured four people, including a firefighter, at a London public housing highrise where a man died in a fire three years ago.

Residents at 85 Walnut St., a building run by the London and Middlesex Housing Corp., awoke Sunday to the fire alarm going […]