University Of Windsor To Conduct Internal Investigation Into Fire

The University of Windsor will be conducting a 'full internal investigation' into an incident at the Odette School of Business.

In a statement released by University President Alan Wildeman, he says the university was notified that a woman was severely injured by a fire in an office on the fourth floor of the building yesterday afternoon.

One faculty member, a 46-year-old man, was also injured while trying to put out the fire.

Windsor Police and the Ontario Fire Marshal are investigating.

In the statement, Wildeman says, 'the university will be conducting a full internal investigation of the incident, while seeking to respect the privacy of the individuals directly involved.'

Classes and other activities resumed Wednesday morning.

The 34-year old woman has been transferred to a Hamilton hospital with serious burns.

Wildeman says there were many witnesses as the incident unfolded and the University has made additional counselling services available.