June 12, 2015 - A Thorndale Crescent property owner has been ticketed for failing to install a smoke alarm where required and failing to install a carbon monoxide alarm where required. Each ticket carries a fine of $360. 

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at the residence on May 17. The fire was quickly brought under control and the resulting investigation led to the tickets being issued.

"Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has a zero tolerance policy regarding smoke and carbon monoxide alarm violations," said Deputy Fire Chief Dave Paxton. "Only a carbon monoxide alarm can alert you to its deadly presence and only a smoke alarm gives you the time needed to escape a fire emergency."

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds residents that it is the law to have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside all sleeping areas. Carbon Monoxide alarms are required to be installed outside any sleeping area if your home has a fuel fired appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage.

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Contact:  Anthony Stokaluk, Public Education Officer - Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 625-2802 (office), 631-7033(cell) or astokaluk@thunderbay.ca