Lyford fire department acquires pumper truck

LYFORD — For about two years, Fire Chief Ben Sanchez has searched for the right pumper truck for his volunteer fire department.

In Cleburne, he found it.

“We’ve been shopping around for a couple of years but never found anything that fit our price range and budget,” Sanchez said yesterday.

So city commissioners agreed to pay $35,000 to buy the 2000 Quality pumper to replace a 1974 pumper that broke down about six months ago.

“It’s a good truck,” Sanchez said. “It’s in good condition. Everything’s up-to-date. It’s going to be a great add-on for the city to help us service the citizens.”

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