Bush House Hotel in Quakertown convicted, evacuated for health and safety violations – CBS Philly

BUCKS COUNTY, Pennsylvania (CBS) – Residents were asked to take a decontamination shower as they exited the Bush House Hotel on Broad Street in Quakertown on Wednesday. According to the city administration, this building had to be closed to protect the health and safety of the residents who live here.

Before leaving, the tenants were allowed to take what they could.

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The hotel is deemed condemned. This happens after numerous complaints from residents, first aiders and the public.

The community hired an exterminator, and when they traversed 50-60% of the building, they found that fluid and heat treatment was required to get rid of the infestation.

Officials say the building is heavily infested with bedbugs and German cockroaches. They also found cockroaches in the electrical and fire alarm systems, which led to a number of false positives.

The entire building must be cleared, cleared out and cleaned in the course of the renovation.

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After the decontamination shower, each resident was given clean clothes.

An evacuation center has opened in Quakertown Borough Hall, providing food, water, medical care and services for new housing options.

Bush House Hotel in Quakertown convicted, evacuated for health and safety violations

“I don’t know how to make someone live like this,” said Doug Wilhelm, Fire Marshall, building code officer. “Even to the point of emergency responders. Safe for them. “

The owner has 10 days to respond each day after a fine is imposed. The owner also claimed that the property was fine and that the district did not want affordable housing in Quakertown.

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Eyewitness News reporter Alecia Reid contributed to this story.

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