Let me read that title again… motorcycle owners sue church for lack of water for firefighting. Yup. That’s it.
A group of eleven motorcycle owners in Madison County, Illinois have filed suit against Peace Free Will Baptist Church for negligence following a 2011 fire at Joe’s Hawg Doc that destroyed their bikes.
The plaintiffs allege that when the fire started the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded and connected to a fire hydrant on the church’s property. Unfortunately, the water main feeding the hydrant was too small resulting in an inadequate supply of water. They allege the value of the lost motorcycles was $282,000.
From news reports it does not appear the fire department was named as a co-defendant.