Here’s the short version of what happened: In rural Obion County,
homeowners must pay $75 annually for fire protection services from the
nearby city of South Fulton. If they don’t pay the fee and their home
catches fire, tough luck — even if firefighters are positioned just
outside the home with hoses at the ready.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101005/pl_yblog_upshot/rural...
There is the full story from yahoo.com

http://statter911.com/2010/10/05/two-tales-from-tennessee-we-cant-g...
And there is comments from David Statter

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Comment by Brian Mackie on October 9, 2010 at 8:02am
Once again the crack roving reporter... johnny on the spot of breaking news!!!!
Comment by FETC on October 8, 2010 at 8:24am
They were NOT standing outside at the ready. The house was lost before they arrived.

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