Firefighters are warning people over firework and bonfire displays as they prepare to go on strike.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out this evening, in a row over changes to their pensions.
Brigades in this region say back-up plans are in place to deal with life-threatening emergencies, but warn people shouldn't expect a full service.
The strike comes in the run up to Guy Fawkes Night - one of the busiest times of the year for the service.
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