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JOINT PURCHASE OF AN UP-TO-DAY MOTOR FIRE ENGINE.

THE AMMAN VALLEY CHRONICLE & EAST CARMARTHEN NEWS

JOINT PURCHASE OF FIRE ENGINE .

16th Dec 1915

The disastrous fire at Brynamman arouses the question whether the various authorities in the Valley and adjacent districts cannot come to an agreement for the joint purchase of an up-to-day motor fire engine and appliances which would be at the call of any one of them in case of an outbreak of fire.

With Ammanford, Glanamman, Brynamman, Gwaun-cae-gurwen, and Cwmllynfell joining, the expense – which would not be very much more than £1,000 – would fall lightly on each, and there would not be the liability to so great danger to life and property as in this most recent case.

Had the Swansea Fire Brigade responded to the call they could have reached the scene of the fire in three-quarters of an hour, or an hour at most, up to which time there was every chance of saving the houses adjoining the Public Hall, for it was then the roof of the latter building fell in, the devouring flames occasioned thereby carried the conflagration to the adjacent property.

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