Windsor firefighters reduce flame at eatery, auto shop

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Firefighters have significantly reduced a fire in Windsor that was visible Monday morning to Metro Detroiters from downtown Detroit and on several area freeways.

The fire was brought under control about 1 p.m., John Lee, chief fire prevention officer of the Windsor Fire Department. Firefighters continued to fight hot spots late Monday afternoon.

There were no injuries.

The fire started about 8:05 a.m. in the 800 block of Wyandotte Street East, which houses a restaurant, Le Chef, in the front, and an auto shop, Downtown Auto Service & Sales, in the back.

The fire started in the back but has worked its way to the front of the building, Lee said.

About 40 firefighters were on the scene Monday morning. Six were operating hand lines, and two were operating hoses from an aerial position, Lee said.

Once the fire is completely out, investigators will work to determine the cause, Lee said.

Staff Writer Candice Williams contributed.