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Man taken to hospital after house fire in south London

A man has been transported to hospital with life threatening injuries following a house fire in the White Oaks area, officials with Middlesex-London EMS say. 

The fire department says the damage to the house exceeds $100,000

Officials say firefighters were able to perform a quick rescue to get the man out of the house. (Andrew Lupton/CBC)

A man has been transported to hospital with life threatening injuries following a house fire in London's White Oaks neighbourhood, officials with Middlesex-London EMS say. 

The London Fire department along with emergency crews attended the scene of the fire on Patience Crescent at around noon on Sunday. 

"We received multiple 911 calls for a house on fire with heavy smoke and fire showing from the exterior," Gary Mosburger, platoon chief with the London Fire Department, says. 

Upon their arrival, firefighters performed an aggressive attack on the fire as they were made aware that there was possibly one person still inside the house.

"The rescue was not a very long one," Mosburger says. "We were able to find the individual and bring them out relatively quickly." 

Officials with Middlesex-London EMS say they tended to a male patient who was transported to Victoria Hospital with life threatening injuries. 

Mosburger says the extent of the damage to the house is severe and exceeds $100,000. 

A fire prevention investigator was called and the Ontario Fire Marshal's office has been notified, Mosburger says. But the cause of the fire is still unknown. 

"It's way too early at this point to determine," he says. 

Mosburger adds that the site is under the care of the London Police Service. 

Patience Crescent was closed early Sunday afternoon, but has since reopened. 

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