Local Hotel Fined Over Fire Doors Wedged Open

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Unit 6
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Unit 6

THUNDER BAY – A Memorial Avenue hotel was issued two tickets from Thunder Bay Fire Rescue last week for having a closure in a fire separation wedged open. Each ticket carries a fine of $360.

The tickets relate to an inspection done by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue following a complaint made about fire doors being wedged open.

“Fire doors that remain closed stop smoke and fire from spreading into corridors and stairways,” said Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hankkio. “Fire doors that are wedged open allow smoke and fire to travel freely throughout a building which prevents people from having a protected route to evacuate safely.”

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. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm violations will result in a ticket for $360 for each offence.