That's a good question: did Jesus weigh-in on people who expect to live off of the charity of their neighbors?
In a way, the story of the TALENTS in the Bible can be applied to this question. Even better is the parable of the Ten Virgins.
The answer in those parables is, If you don’t pay for fire/rescue services, don’t whine when you find yourself out on the street. If you won’t help share the cost to the community, why should the community share with you.
This is a tough one. I can see both sides, but had I been on the fire department and been there with equipment, I probably would have tried to put it out. I would have also expected to be dismissed from the fire dept for doing it.
I wouldn’t expect others to do the same, and if there’s some legal reason to ‘not fight’ the fire, that would have added an additional decision layer. For example, breach of contract and then we couldn’t fight fires for those who’ve paid - I may have not acted on the non-payers fire.
Completely tough call to make without all the facts.