Heritage activists fear for historic building hit by suspicious fire

“We are saddened to learn of the fire that took place this morning, especially since the damage seems to be rather extensive,” said Jennifer Grainger, president of the London branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO).

“A lot of people have worked very hard and a lot of money has been spent to preserve this building (and) it would be a shame if it finally comes to an end.”

Assistant deputy fire Chief Shawn Fitzgerald talks about a fire the broke out early Monday morning inside a building on Ridout Street in London.
Shawn Adamsson