Suspicious fire guts Windsor home, owner ticketed
Bridge Avenue homeowner away when fire broke out
A Windsor homeowner has been given a ticket for not having a working smoke alarm in her basement, hours after her home was gutted by a suspicious fire.
Firefighters were called to the home at 522 Bridge Ave., at approximately 2:21 a.m. on Sunday, said John Lee, the acting chief fire prevention officer for Windsor Fire and Rescue.
Fire crews remained at the scene until about 4 a.m.
No one was inside the home when the fire broke out and there were no injuries reported.
Lee said officials estimated the damage to the one-storey home at $100,000, with an additional $40,000 damage to contents.
An adjacent home suffered about $10,000 damage as a result of the fire.
By mid-afternoon, fire investigators had completed their investigation. They found the fire to be suspicious, but they did not determine the cause.
While the home had a working smoke detector on the main floor, it did not have one in the basement.
Lee said the homeowner has been given a $235 ticket for not having a smoke alarm on the lower level.