Fire breaks out in laundry room of Leesburg motel

They say that this was a Lighting strike? 🙂

Firefighters responded to the Stay & Save Inn at 1308 N. 14th St. shortly before 5 p.m., city spokesman Robert Sargent said.

About 25 firefighters battled the blaze, which was confined to the laundry room, for more than an hour, he said. No injuries were reported, he said.

The laundry room also served as a storage area and was filled with paperwork, Sargent said. The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, he said.

The motel has 124 rooms, according to a listing on Lake County government’s website.

Leesburg has been working with the motel owner to resolve the situation with the overdue payments, according to media reports.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-leesburg-motel-fire-20140926-story.html

Leesburg motel tenants to be evicted if owner doesn’t pay fees, city says

Residents at a Leesburg motel have days to find a new place to live unless the motel owner pays tens of thousands of dollars in back utility bills.

The city of Leesburg says the owner of the Stay and Save Inn made no attempt to pay nearly $40,000 in back electric bills, resulting in the city turning off the power on Monday afternoon for hours.

The city said last week they gave the owner until Friday to pay the bills and he didn’t, so they shut off the power.

City says owner of Stay and Save Inn owes $40K in back pay utility fees

Published On: Aug 25 2014 06:05:58 PM EDT Updated On: Aug 25 2014 06:06:14 PM EDT

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/leesburg-motel-tenants-to-be-evicted-if-owner-doesnt-pay-fees-city-says/27721068

Leesburg officials extend deadline, wait to cut utilities at Stay and Save Inn

By Dave D’Marko, Lake County Reporter

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014, 7:01 PM

The owner of the Stay and Save Inn is telling Leesburg officials “the check is in the mail” as the deadline came and went Tuesday to pay the utility bill.

Possibly left in the dark, dozens of families said they have no other place to go.

But the city has decided to extend the deadline one more time.

Robert Sergeant, a spokesman for the city of Leesburg, said negotiations have been going on for months, and the owner is going to owe another $12,000 on Thursday.

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/9/2/leesburg_motel_utili.html

“welfare motel” Review of Stay & Save Inn

I agree with all the other comments here…this is nothing but a roach infested welfare motel.

There were roaches all over the place and there was no housekeeping at all and only one person spoke English.

The internet did not work and the TV went out every 3 or 4 mins….we stayed about an hour and went across the street to a very nice hotel and only paid 10.00 more per night……Don’t be fooled….the lobby is well kept so you think the rest of the hotel is as nice…but ask to see the room before you check in….you will then decide to pay the extra 10 bucks and go to a real hotel….

Room Tip: there is not a good room anywhere in the roach motel

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g34388-d247096-r135283506-Stay_Save_Inn-Leesburg_Florida.html

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