UPDATE: No Serious Injuries after Bruce Ave. Fire in Windsor


A woman had to be rescued from the second floor of a home in Downtown Windsor.

Windsor Fire and Rescue was called to the home in the 1500 Block of Bruce in the early morning hours Saturday, according to neighbour Roger Loyer.

Loyer tells CTV Windsor he called 911 when he saw glowing in an upstairs Windows.

"It seemed like somebody was watching TV or something like that, but it wasn't right because it had like an orange glow," he says. "I kept looking at it and the more I looked at it, it kind of died down then all of a sudden I saw the flames come up."

According to tweets from Windsor fire, the fire broke out in the first floor living room of the semi-detached home.

Loyer is happy he decided to stay up a bit late

."I kind of caught it just as the fire was progressing so they rescued the old lady," he says. "Thank God she's okay."

Chief Fire Prevention Officer John Lee says the rescued woman suffered minor smoke inhalation, and praised the quick action of residents and dispatchers helping crews locate the woman.

The cause remains undetermined but damage is estimated at $50,000.

— with files from CTV Windsor's Ricardo Veneza.