Overnight fire damages Hamilton Road home

A fire overnight caused more than $200,000 damage to a home divided into three apartment units on Hamilton Road at Egerton Street. 

Crews were called out just after midnight. 

“Our crews made quick work of a fire that is still under investigation. The scene was cleared early this morning,” said London Fire Platoon Chief Colin Shewell. 

“Our crews initially knocked down the fire from the exterior, made entry into the building and encountered high heat and low visibility. We were able to ventilate and do a search for individuals.”

The occupants of the apartment units were out of the home and were not injured, Shewell said.

Crews were called out just after midnight to the Hamilton Road fire. 

Fatal crash on Hwy. 401

At around 9 p.m., firefighters were called to Hwy. 401 just west of Hwy. 402 where a vehicle was on fire. When they arrived, they found a tractor trailer ablaze. 

“When we arrived, we could large amounts of fire and a large debris field caused by this incident. We made quick work of that and contained the fire to the tractor portion of the vehicle so the fire didn’t affect the load of foam pads in the trailer, which would have made the situation much worse.” 

The scene was turned over to OPP, who say one person was killed in that two-vehicle crash. 

The collision closed down a portion of the westbound lanes of Hwy. 401 for several hours but those lanes have since been reopened.