Essex Hall safely opened for classes and labs at 8:30 a.m. Monday following a small fire that started early that morning in a third-floor research lab.
The University’s fire detection system alerted officials, and Campus Community Police and Windsor Fire and Rescue Services were on scene immediately. The fire was extinguished shortly after discovery, no injuries were reported, and damage to the research lab is unknown at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
The University’s UWin Alert System sent a building evacuation notice to campus community subscribers around 6:30 a.m. Monday.