Home burns as firefighters watch
A couple have lost everything after their home burned to the ground as firefighters watched and did nothing.
Vicky Bell told WPSD-TV in Tennessee that she called emergency services when her mobile home caught fire.
Firefighters responded but did not put out the blaze because she does not subscribe to the local fire service.
Bell says she could "look out of my mum's trailer and see the trucks sitting at a distance".
Rural residents who want fire protection can get service from the nearby town of South Fulton, but they must pay a 75-dollar-a-year (£48) fee.
South Fulton Mayor David Crocker said that if the city's firefighters responded to people who didn't pay there would be no incentive for anyone to subscribe.
He said firefighters will help when people are in danger, regardless of whether they have paid.