Walkerville church fire 'appears to be' accidental
Windsor fire said the pastor informed them everyone exited safety
Large plumes of smoke, and fierce flames could be seen shooting out of the Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church Sunday.
A day later, Windsor fire has said it appears to be accidental, with $1 million in damages. Extensive structural damage has prevented a thorough site investigation.
Windermere Rd church fire update, extensive structural damage has prevented conducting a site investigation, appears to be accidental, damage is $1,000,000. *JL—@WindsorFire1
Windsor fire said the pastor informed them everyone excited safety, and no injuries have been reported. Firefighters responded to the blaze on Windermere Road, near Cataraqui Street at around 1 p.m. Sunday.
The latest from <a href="https://twitter.com/WindsorFire1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WindsorFire1</a>’s John Lee. <br><br>- no injuries <br>- church was in use at the time <br>- crew letting the roof burn to help suppression <br>- firefighters trying to stop the spread <a href="https://t.co/VbfR7L315h">https://t.co/VbfR7L315h</a> <a href="https://t.co/lQGHN7AzqK">pic.twitter.com/lQGHN7AzqK</a>—@ChrisEnsingCBC
During the fire's peak, nearby residents were asked to close their windows and "shelter in place." Power to some homes in the areas was also turned off due to the fire. Part of the roof collapsed.
Watch as CBC Windsor was live from the scene Sunday afternoon: