Fire Departments Charge for Service, Asking Accident Victims to Pay Up

It came in the mail less than a month after Darline Fairchild watched her family's home go up in flames -- a bill for the nearly $28,000 it cost the fire department to extinguish the blaze. "I felt my body turn cold and I just broke out into a sweat," Fairchild told "It was awful. I said, 'It's got to be a mistake.'" But it wasn't a mistake. The Fairchilds, of New Castle, Ind., were just one of a growing number of fire and accident victims across the country who are being billed...Full Story
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