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Tenn. city to stop fighting county fires

Decision affecting nearly 2200 people who live outside city limits, most of whom have paid fire fee

By Jason Hibbs

UNION CITY, Tenn. — People who have to pay a yearly fee to guarantee firefighters will respond if their house goes up in flames, are learning that very soon they'll have no fire protection at all.

The ongoing county wide controversy commonly called "pay for spray" just took a troubling turn as Union City, Tennessee decided to no longer fight fires outside the city limits.

The mayor admits it's a bold decision affecting nearly 22-hundred people who live outside the city limits. Interestingly, most of them signed up for fire service and paid their subscription fee.

Full story: City to stop fighting county fires

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