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New Tecumseth building owners charged for fire code violations

March 9, 2016   ·   0 Comments

New Tecumseth Fire Rescue recently responded to two structure fires resulting in charges being laid for fire code violations under the Fire Protection & Prevention Act.
Officials report that on Jan. 14, New Tecumseth Fire Rescue responded to a fire in a dwelling unit located in a commercial plaza on Young Street, Alliston. Subsequently, charges were laid against the corporation and a director of the corporation for two counts of failure to install smoke alarms where required.
On Feb. 25, New Tecumseth Fire Rescue responded to a residential structure fire on Kate Aitken Crescent, Beeton. Subsequently, charges were laid against the owner for three counts of disabling smoke alarms.
Individuals (including a director of a corporation) convicted of contravening the Ontario Fire Code are liable to a fine of up to $50,000 or a year in jail or both, while a corporation that is convicted of an offence is liable to a fine of up to $100,000.
New Tecumseth Fire Rescue wants to remind all building owners that there are legal requirements for installing and maintaining smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

         


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