TN Homeowner Fails to Pay $75 Fee, so Firefighters Watch His House Burn

Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground: If you live on unincorporated land near South Fulton, Tennessee, and don’t pay a $75 per year fee to the city for fire protection, the firefighters are not allowed to save your burning house.

What a terrible policy. Because of it, a neighboring house also caught fire. To me, that’s a clear-cut case of reckless negligence on the part of the city. If someone dies it’s on them, too. Just goes to show we’re not the only municipality lacking competent legal counsel, common sense and empathy.

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  1. If I was a firefighter ordered to watch a neighbors home burn down due to failure to pay a $75.00 fee (tax), I would have taken $75.00 out of my own pocket and given it to the chief and then rolled the trucks to the fire. What is our society turning into?
    Just think when neighbors joined forces in a bucket brigade to help put out a neighbors house fire and now. Shameful, thank }od no one was killed.

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