Power out in downtown highrise following fifth floor electrical fire

Smoke from a downtown Windsor highrise has been cleared, following a fire in the building's fifth floor. 

Electrical workers are attempting to restore power

A fire on the fifth floor of Royal Windsor Terrace at the corner of Pelissier Street and Park Street is now out. (Jason Viau/CBC)

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. 

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. 

Pelissier Street is open to northbound traffic from Wyandotte Street. 

Windsor police are diverting traffic eastbound on Park Street.

Royal Windsor Terrace residents weren't asked to evacuate, according to Windsor fire. 

With files from Jason Viau


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