strikes Huron Food Court
-Paolo (Jimmy Olsen)
Zinatelli / Gazette
Yesterday afternoon a fire broke out behind
the Huron University College Food Court.
Just after 4 p.m. the London Fire Department
was called after flames were noticed in a dumpster next to the
back wall of the food court. The dumpster was filled mainly
According to witnesses at the scene, flames
eventually reached the roof of the building.
Platoon Chief David Van Dijk said the fire
department received a call at 4:07 p.m., however they were not
originally informed the dumpster was located directly next to
the building and only one truck was dispatched.
Three trucks were eventually sent to extinguish
the flames. The two walls directly next to the dumpster were
damaged by the smoke and flames. The cost of the damages was
not immediately known.
Van Dijk could not confirm whether the fire
was set deliberately or if it was an accident.
No injuries were reported and the fire was
extinguished within the hour.
- Paolo Zinatelli