London Community

August 2013

More than a spark of support

August 8th, 2013|

London Fire Fighters Hall of Flame Calendar donates $50,000 to help cancer patients

July 2013

Early morning apartment fire

July 1st, 2013|

It was a rude awakening for residents of 940 Commissioners Rd East as alarm bells rang out in the early hours of Monday morning (July 1).

March 2013

Rooftop campout against Muscular Dystrophy

March 1st, 2013|

72 Hour Roof Top Camp Out for Muscular Dystrophy

November 2012

Hamilton Road

November 26th, 2012|

Fire crews responded to the call at approximately 1:52 p.m of a fire in a multi-residential building at 605 Hamilton Rd.

Platoon chief noticed house fire

November 21st, 2012|

Carew said the 20 firefighters who responded to the call caught the fire before it spread from the semi-detached unit to the rest of the building or adjacent structures.

London man seriously burned in fire on Simcoe Street

November 2nd, 2012|

Emergency personnel were called to 241 Simcoe St. at around 10:30 p.m. as a result of occupants being alerted by the smell of smoke.

A fire occurred in an 11th floor apartment. The lone occupant, a 50-year-old male, sustained burns to a large portion of his body and was transported to hospital by ambulance where […]

October 2012

Fire fatality on Belmont Drive

October 21st, 2012|

A fire broke out at a Belmont Drive apartment building early Sunday evening (Oct. 21) leaving one person dead.

Five London firefighters to be awarded prestigious Medal of Bravery

October 13th, 2012|

Breakfast with the Firefighters

October 10th, 2012|

The London Fire Department (LFD) and in particular, the fire fighters at Fire Station Number Two on Florence Street, welcomed three special guests for breakfast...

Molotov cocktail used to start fire in Lambeth

October 8th, 2012|

Police are investigating a case of alleged arson after a fire in Lambeth Sunday morning (Oct. 7).

On Sunday (Oct. 7) at approximately 5:29 a.m. the London Police Service and London Fire Service responded to a fire at 130 Sunray Ave.

A lit Molotov cocktail was located on scene, which was quickly put out. The approximate […]

September 2012

Car collides with hydro pole on Trafalgar

September 30th, 2012|

Motor vehicle collision at Trafalgar and Vancouver streets early Sunday morning....

Man rescued after fall into Thames River

September 29th, 2012|

A man who fell down an embankment and into the Thames River on Saturday (Sept. 29) was taken to hospital in stable condition.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning a citizen walking in St. Julien Park, located at 15 Tommy Hunter Way, heard cries for help. The person then called London Police Service for assistance.

Police […]

Blaze at former McCormick’s factory forces evacuation

September 15th, 2012|

London firefighters were digging in Saturday evening at a fire in the abandoned McCormick’s cookie factory...

Fire bug strikes

September 9th, 2012|

Arson is suspected as the cause of an early morning fire in central London. Just before 3 a.m. on Sunday morning (Sept. 9), London firefighters responded to a call at the corner of Colborne and Piccadilly streets.

Breathing life into four-legged fire victims

September 3rd, 2012|

When disaster strikes and firefighters have to perform a rescue at a blazing homestead, what’s done for the four-legged family members whose snouts don’t fit into an oxygen mask made for a human?

August 2012

SUV crashes into house

August 31st, 2012|

Luckily, no one was home when a Honda CR-V SUV crashed into a house on Lawson Road Friday afternoon (Aug. 31) and ended up plowing into one of the home’s rear rooms.

Sgt. Alex Krygsman of the London Police Service said police received a 911 call at about 1:25 p.m. and when they arrived at […]

Natural gas leak briefly shuts down Grey Street neighbourhood

August 26th, 2012|

A forced evacuation of homes on Grey Street was avoided Saturday Aug. 26 after fire department crews responded to a report of a natural gas leak inside a home.Upon arrival at the scene at 427 Grey St. at around 5 p.m., fire officials determined there was a dangerous level of natural gas inside the […]

Students asked: Are you living in a fire-safe environment?

August 23rd, 2012|

Post-secondary students who are living away from home are being reminded to take the time to ensure they’re living in a fire-safe environment.

“Educating students on what they can do to stay safe during the school year is important and often overlooked,” said Jason Poole, public fire and life safety educator with the fire department. […]

Backyard shed in London destroyed by fire

August 19th, 2012|

A backyard shed was destroyed by a fire estimated to have caused $50,000 of damage Sunday.

A cyclist was passing a house at 7 Pegler St. when he heard cries for help coming from the backyard, according to the London Fire Department. When he found the backyard shed on fire, he called 911 and helped […]

Dam rescue exercise brings water, technical rescue teams together for first time

August 15th, 2012|

At least two reporters thought there was real drama unfolding at the Carfrae Dam Wednesday morning (Aug. 15) after a dispatcher was heard over the emergency services scanner calling for rescue teams to pull a person from the Thames River.

Upon arrival at the scene near the intersection of Richmond and Carfrae streets, a message […]