Reward for quick action
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• Quick public-spirited action has earned Mr Ernie Buck, a night truck driver of 21 Malborough Street, Dunkirk, Nottingham, an unexpected cash reward.
Mr Buck was driving a Leyland artic belonging to his employers, A. R. Marshall Ltd, of Nottingham, along Nottingham Road, Derby, in the early hours of August 20, when he spotted a fire at the factory of paint manufacturer Joseph Mason and Co. Ltd. He immediately alerted Derby fire brigade, and went on his way without leaving his name and address.
Efforts by the paint firm to find him (CM A ugust 28) have been successful and Mr Buck has received a letter of thanks and a cheque. About his quick action he said: "I just hope that if my house were on fire, somebody would do the same for me."