Gravenhurst Fire Levies Fines For Exit Door Nailed Shut
Over $900 in fines were levied against three individuals on Friday after a fire inspector discovered than an exit door at a Gravenhurst business had been purposefully nailed shut.
A building department inspector alerted Fire officials to the situation who subsequently ordered the door to be repaired. While the repairs were made, fines have been issued to the owner of the building and to the business operator renting the building space.
The Fire Dept says blocked or inoperable exits have led to countless deaths in times of emergency across North America.
The department points out that property owners are ultimately responsible for the condition of their buildings and in this case, the operators of the business and the property's legal owner were cited.