UPDATED: One Dead After “Suspicious” Fire Rips Through Meighen Street House

Sunday June 10th, 2012

Posted at 7:38am

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One person has died following a suspicious house fire in the 2300 block of Meighen Street, early Sunday morning.

Heavy smoke was visible across the neighbourhood near Windsor’s Chrysler assembly plant just before 6am this morning. Arriving firefighters noted heavy smoke was visible from Tecumseh Road. Fire officials reported that the initial 911 call came from the Tim Hortons at Tecumseh Road East and Chandler after smoke was seen high above the neighbourhood.

Upon arriving on scene, firefighters found a raised ranch style house with heavy smoke pouring from the rear and flames eating away at the southeast corner of the building.

Firefighters conducted a search of the house and found a 28 year old female patient in a bedroom with no vital signs. Fire crews performed CPR on the woman prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

The fire was brought under control and extinguished within a half hour.

EMS transported the female victim to Met Hospital where she passed away.

This is the second fire at this property in two years. Firefighters extinguished a fire and the previous home was demolished and rebuilt after a blaze on Christmas Eve 2010

A fire investigator is on the scene to determine the cause of the blaze. The Ontario Fire Marshall’s office has been called to investigate due to the death.

The Windsor Police Major Crimes Unit has been called in to investigate both the fire and the death as both are considered suspicious.

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