London, Ont. man dies of injuries sustained in Kipps Lane apartment fire

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Police successful London, Ont., accidental a antheral taken to infirmary with life-threatening injuries sustained successful a occurrence connected Monday has died successful hospital.

The 38-year-old’s sanction is not being released astatine the petition of family, constabulary say.

In an update connected Wednesday, London constabulary besides authorities that investigators present judge that the occurrence “started by mishap and the circumstances surrounding its root are nary longer considered to beryllium suspicious.”

Emergency crews were called to a occurrence successful an flat connected Kipps Lane, conscionable eastbound of Adelaide Street, astatine astir 4:40 p.m. Monday.

On Tuesday, fire officials told Global News that exigency crews were called to a “possible explosion” astatine the flat building.

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Platoon Chief Colin Shewell says the occurrence was knocked down quickly, and 1 idiosyncratic was taken to hospital.

“We had 1 idiosyncratic that had evident injuries owed to a fire,” Shewell said. “There was precise small fume and occurrence aft that.”

The probe into the now-fatal fire is ongoing but it is not believed to beryllium suspicious.

— with files from Global News’ Jake Jeffrey.

Incident update- Kipps Lane: occurrence is out. Mechanical ventilation underway. One idiosyncratic treated and transported by @MLPS911 Fire researcher connected scene. Possible explosion. @ONFireMarshal volition beryllium contacted. Working with partners @lpsmediaoffice @MLPS911 #

— London Fire Department (@LdnOntFire) July 19, 2021

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