- Oct 4, 2010
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Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground | WPSD Local 6 - News, Sports, Weather - Paducah KY | Local
Reporter - Jason Hibbs
Photojournalist - Mark Owen
Story Updated: Sep 30, 2010 at 12:31 AM CDT
OBION COUNTY, Tenn. - Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won't respond, then watches it burn. That's exactly what happened to a local family tonight.
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.
What were they paying taxes for? This is local government and their workers just out of control. Simply amazing isn't it? Next time you see a political ad sponsored by some firefighters association, remember this story. The NYC firefighters were hero's, there's absolutely nothing heroic about these money grubbing thugs.