Saturday, January 22, 2011

Walking with Superman: Day 185

A huge plume of black smoke catches Superman's attention as he reaches rural Obion County in Tennessee. He races to the source, where he finds a team of firefighters standing by while a house burns down, ignoring the pleas of the owner and his neighbors. The Man of Steel makes quick work of the fire, rescuing two of the owner's pets and leaving much of the structure intact. He then questions the firefighters, learning that they were ordered to allow the house to burn down because the owner had failed to pay a $75 fee. Appalled, Superman makes his way up the local political ladder, trying to unravel how a system designed to save lives and prevent the loss of property could go so wrong.

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