The embattled Econo Lodge in Battle Creek caught fire overnight. The hotel was set to officially close tomorrow for 90 days. That’s because of an agreement reached with the city last month. Motel management has been moving long stay guests out in advance of the closing.
There is no place you need to be by a certain time that is more important than the lives you are putting in danger. Not just our emergency responders, but those lives that could be in danger due to fire or health related issues.
A total of 25 public safety officers with 4 different fire apparatus battled the fire for approximately 4 hours. Heavy equipment also had to be brought in to access hot spots within the remains of the building.