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Fire in London’s west end leaves one dead

One person is dead after a fire at an apartment building on Proudfoot Lane near Oxford and Wonderland.
One person is dead after a fire at an apartment building on Proudfoot Lane near Oxford and Wonderland. Jake Jeffrey/980 CFPL

London police and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a blaze that left one person dead.

Details are scarce, but according to police, it was just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday when they along with other emergency services responded to reports of a fire in an apartment building on Proudfoot Lane.

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Officers evacuated the building and say one man suffered life threatening injuries. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The man’s identity has not been released at this time.

Police tweeted that LTC buses were on scene to provide a warm space for evacuees to rest while crews worked on scene.

It’s unknown if or when residents were allowed to return to their units.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation and a damage estimate from the blaze is not known.

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Anyone with information is asked to call London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously here.

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