University Initiates Probe Into Burn Incident

(WINDSOR, ON) – Close to noon on Tuesday, emergency services responded to a call at the Odette Business School at the University of Windsor. Authorities found that a woman had received severe burns during an incident on the 4th floor of the school.

The woman, 34, and a man, 46, were both burned as a result of a fire. She was transferred to hospital with serious injuries. The man was a member of the university faculty who attempted to extinguish the flames.

Both the Windsor Police and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal completed their investigations later that same day.

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“The University will be conducting a full internal investigation of the incident, while seeking to respect the privacy of the individuals directly involved,” said UWindsor president Alan Wildeman in a statement. “I want to sincerely thank the many members of our campus community for their highly professional and compassionate actions, and for their cooperation with the  authorities as this incident unfolded.”

There has been no further update regarding the woman’s condition.

“There were many witnesses as the incident unfolded,” said Wildeman. “The university has made additional counselling services available through Student Counselling Services and the university’s Employee Assistance Program.”

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