Copied from related articles. Health bosses are being forced to spend £515,000 replacing a fleet of ambulance engines after a string of dramatic fires. The dramatic incident was one of three serious ambulance fires in Cumbria during 2012, linked to an engine fault, which wrecked the vehicles. Bosses initially fitted anti-fire equipment in the Mercedes-Benz 515 ambulances but now they have revealed they are in the process of replacing the engines in every one of the 103-strong fleet at a total cost of £515,000. Last night Tim Farron who represents Westmorland and Lonsdale in Cumbria and is also the President of the Liberal Democrats demanded Mercedes-Benz pay for the new engines. A Mercedes-Benz spokesman said it was working closely with the North West Ambulance Service and had “come to a solution to move forward”. The spokesman said: “We have a good working relationship with them. “We have a local dealer in that area who is working with them, doing the routine servicing and some of the replacements as well." “We are into this with them and we have been talking with them for a number of months.” LINK. 1. LINK. 2. I may have missed something, but it would seem that Mercedes-Benz haven't made a firm offer to pay for the new engines. Surely not even they could (even attempt to) wriggle out of this one?