KEY WEST, Fla.
— Massage parlors in Key Westerville and Key West have closed amid the catastrophic fire at a Key West spa and spa resort that killed at least five people, authorities said Friday.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that, after the fire was reported at a spa in the resort town, the owner was ordered to vacate the premises, but the owner refused.
The resort was evacuated Friday afternoon, and there were no word on how long the hotel would remain open.
The owners of the Key West Massage Parlor said they were unable to immediately provide additional details, and were notifying the media.
A spokeswoman for the Florida Department for Health Services said that the spa was closed, and that there was no information on the number of people who stayed there.
The Key West Spa is owned by a man named Gary Knepper.
He was not immediately available for comment.
The fire was the latest in a string of deadly fires at resorts and hotels in Florida.
In February, two people died and 17 others were injured in an inferno at the Key Biscayne resort.
The man who died in the Key Westersville fire was identified as 52-year-old Larry G. Jones.
He worked at the spa, and was reported missing Friday.
The other two deaths are believed to have occurred in the hotel.