A local neighborhood is furious after firefighters watched as an Obion County, Tennessee, home burned to the ground.
The homeowner, Gene Cranick, said he offered to pay whatever it would take for firefighters to put out the flames, but was told it was too late. They wouldn't do anything to stop his house from burning.
Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.
The mayor said if homeowners don't pay, they're out of luck.
This fire went on for hours because garden hoses just wouldn't put it out. It wasn't until that fire spread to a neighbor's property, that anyone would respond.
Turns out, the neighbor had paid the fee.
"I thought they'd come out and put it out, even if you hadn't paid your $75, but I was wrong," said Gene Cranick.
How do you feel about this?
Answer by momof030404 at 5:23 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
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Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 5:41 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
It is sad that the firefighters sat back and watched this house burn, I personally could not just sat back and watch a person's home burn. I would do all I could do to put that fire out. It was 75 dollars, no big deal....should the man who owned the home have paid the 75 dollars....of course he should have, but I still think the fire department should have down everything possible. I guess it was all a matter of principle.....but still human nature would not allow most to sit back and watch the house burn
Answer by tracylyn245 at 5:47 PM on Oct. 4, 2010