Fire, power outage close Woodstock City Hall Tuesday
Woodstock City Hall was closed down Monday due to an early-morning fire, and will remain closed at least another day.
The fire broke out before 3 a.m. at 500 Dundas Street and was quickly extinguished by fire crews.
The fire is believed to have involved underground power transformers and be related to the high winds that blew through southwestern Ontario overnight.
“There was a high-voltage fault of some kind. We’re not sure of the root cause yet,” says Jeff Barney of Woodstock Hydro.
Significant smoke damage was reported in the building, along with other infrastructure issues.
“There is no power. Our servers are down. Our phone systems are down,” city CAO David Creery tells CTV News.
Creery says the city has brought a generator in and hopes to be able to reopen City Hall on Tuesday.
Committee meetings scheduled for Monday night will instead take place in the County Building at 21 Reeves Street.
No injuries have been reported.
The city's website said Tuesday morning that officials hoped to have power restored late in the day and hoped to have offices open as usual Wednesday.
With files from CTV London