Firefighter crew living, working out of motel

The motel stay, which was supposed to be a temporary situation, has turned into a permanent residence for the crew


WFTV.com

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A crew of six firefighters in Lake County hasn't had a place to call home in five years.

The firefighters have been living and working out of two rooms at an extended-stay hotel, dealing with crime, vandalism and lack of space on a regular basis. Their truck, Engine 90, sits in the motel parking lot when it's not being used to fight fires.

"Staying out of a little hotel, I've been here a year myself and it's a great place, but it's not a place for a fire department," hotel neighbor Harley Foster said. Foster has lived across the hall from the firefighters for a year, but the firefighters have been stationed at the motel for five years.

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