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.
I'm sorry, i'm looking at this objectively. Of course I am sympathetic to their loss of a home and possessions, we all should be. That sucks.
But DON'T respond like that. Darwin would tell you to shut it and take what you had coming.
Fulton police arrested one of Gene Cranick's sons, Timothy Allen
Cranick, on an aggravated assault charge. When officers arrived at the
firehouse Wednesday, South Fulton Fire Chief David Wilds was in an
ambulance receiving medical treatment. Police said Cranick was upset
firefighters weren't putting out the fire and attacked the chief. The
South Fulton city manager said Wilds was treated and released and will
recover just fine.
The incident is shining new light on a policy that's got a lot of people upset. But Union City Fire Chief Kelly Edmison is defending the firefighters in South Fulton.
"If somebody is trapped in the house we're going to go because life safety is number one but we can't give the service away," Edmison said. "It's not South Fulton's problem. It's not Union City's problem. It's the county's problem. There is no county fire department."