Temporary Emergency Shelter Opens for Glengarry Tenants

A quick response by Windsor Fire and Rescue Service has contained the damage caused by fire to an apartment at 333 Glengarry Avenue. Out of 136 units, occupants of 51 units will be in need of temporary shelter tonight.

A fire broke out this morning on the seventh floor and the entire building was evacuated. Eleven residents were treated at the scene with four residents, and one fire fighter, taken to hospital for further follow up.

Windsor crews extinguished the fire and ventilated the building, however residents on floors six, seven, and eight will not be able to stay in their units until further notice. Residents from the sixth floor only are being allowed into the building tonight between 5 p.m. and 7p.m. to retrieve essential items such as pets, medication, and identification.

A temporary emergency shelter has been set up at the WFCU Centre, located at 8787 McHugh Street, for all displaced residents. Buses will transport those in need of overnight accommodations from the Homelessness and Housing Help Hub (H4) at 400 Wyandotte Street East. The first departures from H4 will be at 5:30 p.m. and will continue until 8:00 p.m.

City of Windsor and Red Cross staff are onsite at the temporary emergency shelter, ready to meet the needs of displaced residents and their pets.

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 expect to open University Avenue at Glengarry but keep a small section of Glengarry Avenue closed.

Community Housing Corporation residents of 333 Glengarry can call 519-973-4469 or email district1@wechc.com for further details.