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Here's what has been happening in London.

December 2018

Fire at ‘boarding house’

December 20th, 2018|

Fire at ‘boarding house’ sends people fleeing to roof

Residents fled to the roof and used a window to escape a fire Wednesday that is being investigated as suspicious in nature.

Two people were hurt and transported to hospital after the mid-morning blaze at a multi-unit century home in central London, Ont.

The scene played out over […]

October 2018

London’s fire chief explains need for 15th station

October 30th, 2018|

After years of searching, London’s fire department has picked a home for the city’s next fire station.

A new station to serve the city’s growing southeast could soon be built in an industrial park north of Highway 401.

“The purpose of this station is to deal with the growth that is projected and that we’re anticipating seeing […]

Fire Prevention Week Kick-Off

October 10th, 2018|

The London Fire Dept kicked-off Fire Prevention Week last night outside and inside Budweiser Gardens where the Knights defeated the Attack 4-1! Fire Chief Lori Hamer and Acting Deputy Fire Chief Jack Burt, along with Public Educators, Inspectors, Firefighters and Sparky the Fire Safety Dog were on hand to speak with the public, provide […]

After School Collision

October 9th, 2018|

A car mounted the curb and struck a crossing guard. Gerry Dewan reports.

September 2018

Join us for Safety Week

September 28th, 2018|

Join us for fire safety night at @OldNavy on Wellington Rd S. #SafetyWeek #LdnOnt @LPFFA @LdnOntTV pic.twitter.com/QRjWGkZQQv
— Jason Poole (@FPOPoole) September 28, 2018

$500K damage at historic building

September 25th, 2018|

Damage pegged at $500K in suspicious fire at historic London building
 

A suspicious Monday fire at a historic building near the London courthouse caused an estimated $500,000 in damages, fire officials say.

The figure stems from the content that was lost in the fire – the building was used by a number of law offices – […]

London police investigating after toddler struck by vehicle

September 19th, 2018|

A 16-month-old was injured after being struck by a vehicle Friday night in south London, police say.

The young girl was hit by the vehicle travelling west on Southdale Road near Millbank Drive at about 8:45 p.m.

She was walking on Southdale Road when she was struck by the vehicle, said Const. Amy Phillipo, a police […]

Cost to probe city hall harassment could reach $450,000

September 19th, 2018|

An independent probe into harassment at city hall could cost taxpayers close to half a million dollars by the time it’s complete, new estimates from city staff suggest.

Rubin Thomlinson, a Toronto law firm, has so far launched 18 investigations, probing about half of the total complaints received during an initial assessment. So far, it […]

Man climbs to top of construction crane in downtown London

September 17th, 2018|

London police say there was a peaceful resolution to a standoff in the downtown core after a man “in distress” climbed to the top of a construction crane Monday evening.

The man was spotted on the construction crane at about 7:15 p.m. By 9 p.m., he was still at the top of the boom. Witnesses […]

Two vehicles crash at Waterloo and Grey streets

September 17th, 2018|

A two-vehicle crash at Grey and Waterloo streets on Saturday morning left a fruit delivery truck and a car strewn across the sidewalk and a front yard on Grey Street.

Though one driver was taken to hospital, London police Const. Michelle Romano said no one was seriously injured in the collision just east of Wellington […]

London vehicle fire under investigation

September 12th, 2018|

London police are probing a suspicious vehicle fire.

Police and firefighters responded Wednesday around 4 a.m. to a Hamilton Road address for a vehicle on fire, police said.

The blaze was doused and nobody was injured, said police, who ruled the fire suspicious.

Damage was estimated at $31,000

Source: London Free Press | London vehicle fire under investigation

Fire sparked by heating pad causes $30k damage to retirement home

September 11th, 2018|

An unattended heating pad is to blame for a fire at an Old North retirement home that caused $30,000 damage, London firefighters say.

Fire crews were called to a fire at the Manor Village retirement community at 230 Victoria Street shortly after 7 p.m. Monday.

The alarm company called 911 and when firefighters arrived, they found […]

Canada Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

September 9th, 2018|

In memory of all firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. The London Professional Fire Fighters Association thanks all levels of government for their ongoing support, as all our members proudly serve our community. #Canada Firefighters’ National Memorial Day. #LdnOnt pic.twitter.com/Mj4qZGCew7
— London Fire Fighters (@LPFFA) September 9, 2018

Western Fair – Fire Safety

September 6th, 2018|

London Police, Fire & EMS are setting up for the 2018 Western Fair. Please take a few minutes with your family and meet our dedicated 911 team. @lpsmediaoffice @LPFFA @MLPS911 @LdnOntTV @WesternFair pic.twitter.com/8UwIJcOBzf
— Jason Poole (@FPOPoole) September 6, 2018

August 2018

Police, fire officials investigate suspicious north London barn fire

August 29th, 2018|

Police and fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire in the city’s northeast end that destroyed a barn and sent plumes of smoke into the air.

London firefighters were called out to the scene near Sunningdale Road and North Wenige Drive at about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, acting deputy fire chief Jack Burt said.

Fire crews extinguished […]

Westmount apartment fire in London

August 28th, 2018|

Source: London Free Press

Marijuana prompts drug-related explosion

August 24th, 2018|

Legalized marijuana prompts drug-related explosion, fire warning

Fire officials are worried about a spike in potentially deadly explosions and fires after marijuana becomes legal in October.

An explosion so strong it knocked a home off its foundation.

Blasts that have demolished houses, killed and seriously injured people.

And now, with marijuana legalization around the corner, a worry from […]

Truck Fire

August 19th, 2018|

PHOTOS: Truck fire on Highbury Ave b/w Dingman and Westminster in #ldnont

Photos via @Matt_Johnson17 pic.twitter.com/IbZuG7pueq
— Ross Howey 📷 (@RossHoweyPhoto) August 19, 2018

Platoon Chief removed from LPFFA

August 16th, 2018|

As of October 1, 2018 the position of Platoon Chief will no longer exist as per the new collective agreement between the LPFFA and the London Fire Department.

Current Platoon Chiefs will be demoted to the rank District Chief and new Platoon Chief Managers will be hired and in place mid to late October.

Two new […]

July 2018

Great Day: PRIDE

July 30th, 2018|

It was a great day at the #LdnOnt Pride Parade today.
Thank you to all off duty members who participated in the parade with LFD on duty personnel and trucks. It was great to see the enthusiasm and energy from London supporting everyone in our community. pic.twitter.com/rMKFioIzVX
— London Fire Fighters (@LPFFA) July 30, 2018