August 26, 2015 –A Finlayson Street property owner has been ticketed for failing to maintain a smoke alarm and failing to install a Carbon Monoxide alarm as required by the Ontario Fire Code. Each ticket carries a fine of $360.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to the residence in late July for a structural fire. The resulting fire investigation revealed that the home did not have a Carbon Monoxide alarm and an installed smoke alarm was not working.

“It’s simply unacceptable to not have working smoke or Carbon Monoxide alarms in any residence,” said Fire Chief John Hay.  “Tampering with, failing to maintain, or not having a working smoke or Carbon Monoxide alarm is against the law, at a minimum it will result in a ticket for $360 for each offence.”

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, cell 631-7033 or