Landlord found guilty of Ontario Fire Code Violation   

BRANTFORD, ON – On Thursday February 11, 2016 in Provincial Court owner/landlord Adalgisa Protopapa was found guilty at trial for violating the Ontario Fire Code and was fined $1500.00 plus victim surcharge (25%).  

The violation was discovered during a Brantford Fire Department response to a structure fire at 14 Burnley Avenue on December 20, 2014. When fire crews arrived at the scene a small fire was extinguished in the basement storage room and a fire investigation began.

During the investigation of the origin, cause and circumstances of the fire it was noted that the self-closing device that keeps the fire door between the storage room and exit stairwell closed was not working as required by the Ontario Fire Code.

This conviction highlights the importance to all owners/landlords that maintaining their rental buildings fire and life safety systems in working order at all times is critical to the life safety of all persons living within their building.  

For additional fire and life safety information, visit our web-site or contact the Brantford Fire Prevention Division.

For more information, please contact

Scott Hardwick Fire Prevention Officer
Fire Prevention Division
Brantford Fire Department