Power out in downtown highrise following fifth floor electrical fire
Electrical workers are attempting to restore power
A downtown Windsor highrise is without power, following an accidental electrical fire on the fifth floor, according to Windsor Fire and Rescue Services.
Electrical workers say they are attempting to restore power for residents of Royal Windsor Terrace, at the corner of Pelissier Street and Park Street, now that the fire is out.
While power is still out in residential suites, residents are able to access hot water and electricity in the building's common areas.
Windsor fire crews have cleared smoke from the building's fifth and sixth floors.
Fire is out on Pelissier, smoke has be ejected from the building. Most residents have sheltered in place. Power is currently out on all residential floors. *JL—@WindsorFire1
A woman who hit her head while exiting the building has been taken to hospital. The extent of her injuries are unknown.
At least six Windsor fire trucks were on the scene at one point. Windsor police, Essex-Windsor EMS and Enwin are also present.
Address of the high rise where the fire occurred is 380 Pelissier — Royal Windsor Terrace. <br><br>At least six <a href="https://twitter.com/WindsorFire1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WindsorFire1</a> trucks on scene, a few from <a href="https://twitter.com/EssexWindsorEMS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EssexWindsorEMS</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/WindsorPolice?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WindsorPolice</a> too. <a href="https://twitter.com/ENWINUtilities?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ENWINUtilities</a> just arrived. <a href="https://t.co/j2Nz9H59Qx">pic.twitter.com/j2Nz9H59Qx</a>—@JasonViauCBC
Pelissier Street is open to northbound traffic from Wyandotte Street.
Update: Pelissier is open northbound from Wyandotte but traffic is diverted eastbound on Park. Please use alternate route if possible until fire scene is cleared.—@WindsorPolice
Windsor police are diverting traffic eastbound on Park Street.
Large emergency response to a fire at a high rise in downtown Windsor — corner of Pelissier and Park. <a href="https://twitter.com/WindsorFire1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WindsorFire1</a> says there has been a fire on the 5th floor, smoke on both the 5th and 6th floors. <a href="https://t.co/lQWByXPIME">pic.twitter.com/lQWByXPIME</a>—@JasonViauCBC
Royal Windsor Terrace residents weren't asked to evacuate, according to Windsor fire.
Pelissier fire is accidental caused by an electrical failure on the 5th floor, all residents are able to return to suites, there is not a mandatory evacuation. Damage estimate is not available, owner is taking care of remediating the building. *JL—@WindsorFire1
With files from Jason Viau