AUTAUGA CO., AL (WSFA)- The Knights Inn is located on Highway 31 in Autauga County just off Interstate 65 in Pine Level has been ordered to be shut down by the state Fire Marshal..
"This used to be the Ramada Inn when it was first built in the late '70s," said Jeremy Allen, District Manager of Operations for Knights Inn. Today, more than 30 years later time and neglect through several changes in ownership have taken their toll.
This week during a routine inspection the state Fire Marshal saw too much to allow Knights Inn to remain open and ordered the place to close beginning Monday. "We welcome this because we are in the process of renovating the motel," Allen said.
Allen describes the violations as 'few but huge.' The challenges range from electrical to structural issues and not enough fire extinguishers. Allen says Knights Inn is owned by the Wyndham Hotel Group based in New Jersey.