Port Colborne landlord convicted of Fire Code violation

City of Port Colborne press release – On August 28/2018, the owner of 780 Elm Street was convicted in Provincial Offences Court for failing to comply with the Ontario Fire Code and was fined $7,000 (and victim surcharge 25%) in accordance with the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.

On November 3, 2017, Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services received a complaint and attended the property to assess life safety concerns. During the following investigation of the multi residential building, multiple infractions with the requirements of the Ontario Fire Code were found.

Mayor John Maloney commended Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services for their diligence in protecting the citizens of Port Colborne.

“The safety of our residents is of the utmost importance,” Mayor Maloney said. “Our Fire Department will continue to inspect and enforce the laws with respect to fire safety.”

Port Colborne’s Fire Chief reminds all residents that smoke alarms are mandatory under the law and any residence with a fuel fire appliance or attached garage requires a carbon monoxide alarm.