Two Building Owners Fined for Fire Code Violations

Two Building Owners Fined for Fire Code Violations

Two Hamilton building owners have been convicted of offences under the Ontario Fire Code.

The owner of a three-storey, nine-unit residential apartment building at 309 Barton St. E. was convicted on May 9 after failing to equip the building’s doors and windows leading out to the fire escape with closures that have a 20-minute fire-protection rating.

The owner was fined $1,500.

In the second case, the owner of a three-storey, five-unit building at 115 Delaware Ave. was fined $5,500 as a result of three convictions: failure to remove combustible waste from the building, failure to adequately maintain the smoke-alarm system, and failure to retain test records of the building’s smoke-alarm system.

Building owners or occupants who have any concerns regarding fire safety are encouraged to contact the fire prevention division of the Hamilton Fire Department at 905-546-2424 ext. 1380.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator