Coverage by local media of the Fire on April 18, 2019:

Two sent to hospital including firefighter after morning fire

From reports of people jumping to escape, to two others sent to hospital, it was a chaotic scene Thursday morning as a large fire broke out. The fire happened at a two-storey building at Oxford Street and Strand Street around 6:40 a.m. The building housed apartments and Simpson’s Variety, and the fire spread to an […]

1004 Oxford St E Store Fire

‘Very scary’: Students jump to escape fire

‘Very scary’: Students jump out rear window to escape morning fire Two people, including a firefighter, have been taken to hospital with minor injuries following an early Thursday fire in the city’s east end. London firefighters responded to a structure fire at 1004 Oxford St. shortly after 6:30 a.m. The building houses a variety store […]

Fire fighters cleaning up from fire

Two injured in Oxford Street fire

Fire officials are looking for the cause of a fire that sent two people, including a firefighter, to hospital. The blaze broke out at 1004 Oxford St. around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. According to London police, the building has apartments that house 10 people above a convenience store. “Possibly two people jumped from a second storey […]

Large volumes of water put on building fire

Residents describe escape from Oxford St blaze

‘We weren’t able to breathe,’: residents describe escape from Oxford Street blaze that injured two A group of young men — many of them exchange students from India — say they escaped a blaze at their Oxford Street apartment by jumping out of its windows. “We all just woke up and we feel the smoke […]

Large fire truck pouring water on burning building

Blaze at a variety store on Oxford St E

#LdnOnt firefighters are fighting a blaze at a variety store on Oxford Street East, just east of Quebec St. Police have closed the area to traffic between Quebec and Stuart streets. — Juha Jonathan (@JuhaatLFPress) April 18, 2019