ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - People living at the Cumberland Park Apartments say that, after a fire cut off their power, they're being forced to move out.
Residents said they've been put-up in hotels since an electrical fire broke the transformer on the side of Building Eight at the complex on Saturday. The building has 32 units. They said the management is telling them repairs will take four to six weeks, but management is forcing everyone in Building Eight to move-out by Monday.
“I feel very betrayed,” said Perry Liberatore, who lived in Building Eight, “because we've been living here three and a half years, and the rent's been going up increasingly. As you can see, the building is uninhabitable, but they're still doing construction behind it. I don't understand. It's very disheartening. I'm just more concerned. I'm grateful that I have the financial backing, but I'm just more concerned about families here living paycheck to paycheck, and it's Christmas.”
Liberatore said his hotel is allowing him to stay until Sunday. We've contacted Lincoln Properties, who owns the Cumberland Park Apartments, to get their side. We have not received any comment back from them, yet.