Port Colborne tenant pleads guilty to disabling smoke alarm

A Port Colborne tenant has been fined $750 after pleading guilty to disabling a smoke alarm in an apartment.

Port Colborne Fire Services responded to a call at an apartment building at 45 Victoria Street on July 2nd. When crews arrived heavy smoke was already billowing from a third floor balcony. 

Fire fighters quickly put out the blaze, avoiding major structure damage, but a cat died in the fire.

Fire Chief Tom Cartwright says this once again brings home the importance of working smoke alarms, especially during Fire Prevention Week.

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