Homer wedding venue buildings closed for alleged violations
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska state fire marshals have closed buildings of a Homer wedding venue for alleged safety violations.
Officials said Thursday fire marshals posted signs at the AK Diamond J Ranch announcing two buildings were closed and were unsafe to occupy.
Officials say the property is operated by Billy Jones, who was issued a court summons Wednesday.
The business is accused of constructing at least two buildings or changing their use without a fire marshal plan review and approval detailing life-safety equipment and other safety measures in the structures.
Officials say Jones was issued an order to stop work and not occupy the buildings.
According to officials, a follow-up investigation Tuesday showed the buildings were still being used.
No one responded to a telephone message left at the venue.