Three Landlords Fined over Fire Code Violations

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Pumper
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Pumper

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Three Thunder Bay landlords were charged for a total of 16 fire code violations totaling $12,000.

One of the owners was also charged $6000 for obstructing an assistant to the Fire Marshall during an inspection.

“A landlord is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Fire Code. Monthly and annual checks must be completed and records must be kept,” said Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hankkio. Failing to test and inspect fire and life safety systems can result in a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals and $100,000 for corporations.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds residents that it if you live in an apartment building with a Fire Alarm System, then the Landlord should be conducting monthly and annual tests.

For more information residents are encouraged to visit: www.thunderbay.ca/fire