Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Off-Duty Memphis (TN) Firefighter Arrested for Interfering with House Fire

From myfoxmemphis.com:
[William] Land, who is a firefighter for the Memphis Fire Department, is currently out on bond. Police say he was charged when he wouldn't leave his home and let Southaven firefighters do their job over the weekend. Land's accused of interfering with firefighters and disobeying the officers who showed up when investigators believe something in his kitchen caught fire sometime before 4 am Saturday morning.

"He had extinguished the fire for the most part, but there was still a lot of smoke."

According to police, land was upset about the fire department’s response time, and let them know it. They say he wasn't wearing any protective gear, and yet refused to wait outside.

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