London -- MPPs Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre), Teresa Armstrong (London-Fanshawe) and Peggy Sattler (London West) issued the following statement in response to the fire Wednesday night in London’s Old East Village:
“Our thoughts today are with the residents and their loved ones impacted by last night's terrible fire, and to those recovering in hospital.
Londoners owe immense gratitude to our firefighters, police and first responders, whose professionalism and courage kept the fire from escalating further, and prevented further damage.
It was heartening to see residents of Old East Village acting quickly to help neighbours and friends, even placing themselves in danger to do so. Residents like Mike Peckham, a true hero who helped to evacuate his elderly neighbours. Their dedication highlights the strong sense of community that Old East Village is famous for.
Wishing a speedy recovery to all residents and first responders impacted by this event.”