December 2, 2015 - A Brant Street property owner has been ticketed for failing to install a smoke alarm where required. The ticket carries a fine of $360. 

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at the residence on Nov.21. The fire was confined to a second-storey bedroom and was quickly extinguished; all of the residents managed to safely escape. The cause of the fire was careless smoking. During the fire investigation, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue investigators discovered there was no working smoke alarm on the main floor.

"It's been proven numerous times that only a working smoke alarm can give you the early warning needed to safely escape a fire emergency," said Fire Chief John Hay. "Smoke alarm violations can result in a ticket with a set fine of $360, or a Part 3 charge with a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals and $100,000 for corporations."

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