Temporary emergency shelter opens for displaced Glengarry residents following apartment fire


A number of residents at an apartment complex on Glengarry Avenue will be moved to temporary shelter due to a fire. 

While Windsor Fire and Rescue Service has contained the damage caused by fire at the complex at 333 Glengarry Avenue, residents in 51 units out of the 136 total units will be moved to emergency shelter. 

A fire broke out early Thursday morning on the seventh floor and the entire building was evacuated. 

11 residents were treated at the scene with four residents, and one fire fighter, taken to hospital for further follow up.

Residents on floors six, seven, and eight will not be able to return to their units until further notice. 

A temporary emergency shelter has been set up at the WFCU Centre for all displaced residents. Buses will transport those in need of overnight accommodations from the Homelessness and Housing Help Hub, continuing until 8 p.m.

City of Windsor and Red Cross staff are onsite at the temporary emergency shelter to help those in need. 

Residents living on floors one to five will be allowed to return home tonight.  The building will be without hot water through the entire building, but there will be heat and power.

Windsor Police will be reopening University Avenue at Glengarry but keep a small section of Glengarry Avenue will remain closed.


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