Surprise home burns; Rural Metro bills owner almost $20k
A man's house burned to the ground, but that wasn't his only shock -- because two weeks later, he received a bill for almost $20,000 from the private fire department that tried to fight it.
One state lawmaker says fire coverage in rural areas of Arizona is a mess and he says there needs to be oversight.
"Everything was completely gone," said Justin Purcell.
Neighbors took video of Purcell's home burning near 163rd Avenue and Dixileta in Surprise.