Gravenhurst Fire Chief says recent deadly fire shows need for working alarms
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Gravenhurst fire officials want to make sure every home has working smoke and CO alarms.
Fire Chief Larry Brassard says a recent deadly house fire just south of Muskoka in Tottenham should be a warning to all locals. He says an investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal showed there were no working alarms in the home when the fire broke out. A 38-year-old woman was killed in the fire and her husband and son were injured. The home was also destroyed.
Brassard says it’s the law to have a detector on every floor and outside every bedroom. If you’re renting a property and you don’t have enough smoke and CO detectors or they’re not working Brassard says it’s up to you to let the landlord know.
He says if you can’t afford to buy your own detector, the fire department has plenty to give away for free. He says residents can drop by the station anytime to pick one up. You can also call the fire department for a home inspection at 705-687-3414.