More than 10 months after a fire destroyed their golf cart business, with the fire’s cause still not determined, the owners have sued the city of Decatur based on firefighters’ alleged negligence in failing to connect to a nearby hydrant.
Decatur Golf Cars LLC and J&C Funding LLC, owners of the Modaus Road Southwest business that burned down in June, filed the complaint last week. Jimmy Johnson of Decatur is a principal in both businesses, according to records from the Secretary of State’s Office. The business has since moved to Beltline Road Southwest. “The failure of the firefighters to successfully extinguish the flame … (was the) result of the firefighters using insufficient water,” according to the complaint filed by attorney Jerry Knight.