Damascus property owner pleads guilty to five Fire Code violations
Damascus property owner pleads guilty to five Fire Code violations
September 6, 2017
Arthur Enterprise News
Article by: Mike Wilson
 
GUELPH — The property owner of the home near Damascus that was the site of a drug bust in July is has plead guilty to five of the nine charges against him for violating the fire code.
 
On July 7, Wellington County OPP and Wellington North Fire Service (WNFS) conducted a joint operation. OPP executed a warrant at the property, and requested WNFS come and do an investigation for possible fire code violations that they suspected.
 
As a result, an immediate threat to life, Fire Marshal notice was issued under Section 15 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.
 
The owner of the property, Paul Death of Kitchener, appeared in court in Guelph on Sept. 6. Death pleaded guilty to five of the nine charges amounting to fines totalling over $3,600.
 
He pleaded guilty to the following charges:
1. Fail to ensure that activities that create a hazard not be carried out in a building. Grow-Op.
2. Fail to install a smoke alarm on each storey without a sleeping area.
3. Fail to install a carbon monoxide alarm adjacent to each sleeping area in the suite.
4. Fail to install a carbon monoxide alarm in the service room.
5. Fail to ensure smoke alarms were maintained in operating condition.