The owner of 234 Laclie St. N. in Orillia is facing smoke alarm related charges under the Ontario Fire Code after failing to provide smoke alarms where required and failing to replace smoke alarms within the time frame specified in the manufacturer’s instructions.
On the morning of Jan. 8, 2017, the Orillia Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a structure fire with flames showing at the Laclie St. N. residence. Fire fighters entered the structure locating and extinguishing a fire in the attic. No smoke alarms were reported to be sounding.
Penalties upon conviction for each offence under the Provincial Offences Act range from $235 for a Part I ticketable offence to a maximum $50,000 and/or up to one year in prison if charged under Part III of the Act.
The Orillia Fire Department recommends adding extra protection by installing smoke alarms in each sleeping room. For more information on smoke and carbon monoxide alarm requirements visit orillia.ca/alarms.