The city’s firefighters were busy battling blazes as two fires broke out within hours of each other in downtown Windsor late Friday and early Saturday.At 11:45 p.m. on Friday, Windsor Fire & Rescue Services responded to a fire on a 6th floor balcony at Le Goyeau Condominiums located at the corner of Riverside Dr. E. and Goyeau St., said John Lee, the city’s chief prevention officer. The fire spread to an adjacent balcony before firefighters were able to get the blaze under control around 1:30 a.m.The building was evacuated and no one was injured. Traffic along Riverside Dr. was blocked in both directions near the building as firefighters worked to put the flames out. One person has been displaced from their apartment.The fire did not damage the interior of the two apartments, only the balconies were affected, Lee said, adding that damages total $30,000.An investigation did not find a cause for the fire and determined that it is not suspicious.
Firefighters are shown on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at a duplex fire in the 700 block of Mercer St. in Windsor, ON. A man was arrested in connection to the fire.
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A few hours later, around 3:45 a.m., a fire broke out on the enclosed back porch of a duplex at 727 Mercer St. near Tuscarora St. By 4:15 a.m. the fire was under control. A male was sent to hospital with second-degree burns to 10 per cent of his body and is expected to be released from hospital on Saturday, Windsor Fire tweeted.Windsor Police and fire investigators were at the duplex Saturday morning to determine the cause of the fire. One person has since been arrested and charged with arson.Damages are estimated at $175,000.