London Free Press

June 2014

Car slams into pet store

June 26th, 2014|

A car slammed through the front of a pet store in London Wednesday afternoon.

April 2014

Family of five escape morning fire

April 23rd, 2014|

A working smoke alarm is being credited with saving a family of five from serious injuries during an early morning fire in east London.

March 2014

Freight train strikes pedestrian

March 2nd, 2014|

A pedestrian was struck by a freight train at a CN rail crossing near downtown London Saturday night.

January 2014

Fire trucks could get GPS

January 30th, 2014|

London’s fire department still relies on central wall maps at its stations and not GPS to determine the location of emergencies.

Roads re-opened after gas leak

January 28th, 2014|

Emergency workers evacuated a homes near a Union Gas substation on Southdale and Nixon in London as a natural gas leak was investigated.

Crash injures three

January 17th, 2014|

Three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle collision at the corner of Egerton and Trafalgar

Auto shop blaze wreaks havoc

January 16th, 2014|

Residents of three east London streets endured a day of headache Wednesday from a stubborn fire that began in an auto repair shop.

December 2013

This thesis rated a hug

December 21st, 2013|

They rescue people, dogs and cats all the time. Homework? Not so much but a London firefighter became a student’s hero

Pet-packing residents escape blaze

December 20th, 2013|

“We opened our bedroom door and a rush of smoke came barreling into the room. We kind of started panicking.”

Car vs Traffic Light

December 19th, 2013|

A two car accident shut down Byron Ave and reduced Wharncliffe Ave to one lane for several hours after a light standard was damaged.

September 2013

3 Strikes and its lights out

September 22nd, 2013|

London women's agency struck by lightning three times in less than two months

London firefighters remember 9/11

September 11th, 2013|

Twelve years on, a crowd of a few dozen gathers to pay tribute to the lives of a few hundred, as well as their own.

When hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in New York, emergency workers did what they are trained to do and rushed […]

August 2013

London firefighter a Windy City hero

August 3rd, 2013|

Then, again, it’s not every foreign tourist who’d chase down a purse-snatcher in a strange city.

Child, 2, pulled from pool dies

August 2nd, 2013|

Emergency services were called to a house on Fitzroy Place near Adelaide St. and Bradley Ave. shortly after 3:30 p.m., where they were told a young child had been found unconscious in the backyard pool.

July 2013

Driver hits light standard, keeps going

July 23rd, 2013|

A driver may have been impaired when he smashed his red truck into a light standard at the intersection of Oxford and Highbury streets.

Train-bike crash kills one

July 3rd, 2013|

A young man died and a young woman riding on the back of his bicycle was in critical condition after they were struck by a train Wednesday night.

June 2013

A rude awakening

June 27th, 2013|

“It’s like a nightmare,” Oliveira said about the housefire Thursday afternoon that brought firefighters to their home on Buckingham St. in London's south end.

Wrecking ball rips through mini-van

June 26th, 2013|

Two elderly people are fortunate to be alive after their mini-van collided with a 45,000 kilogram crane on Wednesday morning.

Crash sends four to hospital

June 26th, 2013|

Firefighters worked to extract a woman from her SUV Wednesday afternoon after it was struck by a car and flipped onto its side on Wellington Road north of Wilkins Street in London.

Abandoned cottage goes up in flames

June 5th, 2013|

A patrolling London police officer spotted smoke billowing from a wooded area near 130 Pond Mills Rd. at Cleveland Ave. and called firefighters to the scene just before 6 p.m.