CableOne Tells Fire Victims To Pay For Incinerated Cable Gear

The fire raged through 62 units of the Galleria apartment homes in Fargo, ND. Flames shot out windows and black smoke billowed across the sky. No one was hurt but 150 residents are without homes. A now, their cable company wants them to pay for the equipment damaged in the blaze, between $500 to $1,000.

“We’ve been hurt too,” CableOne’s General Manager told the TODAY show.

Customer Rick says they shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for his check. He won’t be paying them. “No. On principle, I’m not.”

In the contract customers signed, it says that they have a responsibility to maintain the equipment. However, in previous instances, like during California wildfires, cable companies have waived this requirement after being embarrassed by negative press.

CableOne said they would be working with customers on a case by case basis.

Here is a video of the fire taken by a bystander:

CableOne Fire Victims [TODAY] (Thanks to Zac!)

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