House Burns Down Because Owner Hadn’t Paid For Fire Protection

October 26th, 2010

FirefighterIn Obion County, Tennessee, residents must pay a $75 yearly fee to receive firefighting services from the city of South Fulton. Homeowner Gene Cranick decided not to make the payment, and then his house caught on fire. The firefighters refused to respond until the fire began to threaten a neighboring house where the owner had paid the fee. Even then, they did nothing in regards to Cranick’s house and let it burn down. Cranick offered to cover whatever it would cost to put out the fire, but the officials refused.

There’s been quite a bit of outrage over this, but I’ve come down on the side of the the city officials. What do you think?

(via The Daily Caller)

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