State shuts down Fife motel

The state Department of Health revoked the license of the Glacier Motel located at 3401 Pacific Highway East, Fife, Washington. The revocation resolves the previous license suspension issued by the department for violations including electrical, maintenance, fire and safety codes and operating under unsanitary conditions.

The motel was vacated on January 31 after its electricity was shut off by the power company.  Conditions in the motel rooms include exposed electrical wiring, missing or inoperable smoke detectors, rodents and general unsanitary conditions.

Motels offering three or more units to guests for less than 30 days must be licensed by the state agency’s Facilities and Services Licensing Program. The program is responsible for licensing about 1,700 motels, hotels, inns, resorts and bed-and-breakfast facilities in the state, and enforces health and safety standards for those establishments.