Essex Hall Safe and Open Following Early Morning Fire

The University of Windsor’s Essex Hall is safe and has opened for classes and labs as of 8:30 a.m. following a small fire that started earlier this morning in a third-floor research lab. 

The university’s fire detection system alerted university officials, and Campus Community Police and Windsor Fire & 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 successfully sent a building evacuation notice to campus community subscribers around 6:30 a.m. this morning.  



Lori Lewis Manager, News Services University of Windsor 

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