Hamilton

Owners of lodging house near Mohawk College fined for 6 fire code violations

The home had 10 bedrooms with 10 people living in them.

The home had 10 bedrooms with 10 people living in them

The owner of a lodging house near Mohawk College has been fined $13,200 for fire code violations.

Hamilton fire officials inspected 35 Collier Cres. on the west Mountain and found six fire code violations and one count of failing to comply with an inspection order, the fire department said in a media release. Charges included having no secondary exit, no proper fire separations, no exit signs and no interconnected smoke alarm.

"Building owners must take responsibility to ensure their buildings are in compliance with the Ontario Fire Code and the Fire Protection and Prevention Act," said Peter DeBoer, chief fire prevention officer, in a media release.

The home had 10 lodging rooms in it, and 10 people living in them, said Claudio Mostacci, spokesperson with the fire department. The high amount of fines, he said, "reflects the seriousness" of the violations.

The owners were fined in provincial offences court.

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