Fire and rescue services around the region say plans are in place to deal with a planned strike this evening by members of the Fire Brigades' Union.
Senior officers say major incidents will be dealt with but they're warning that they will not be able to provide normal levels of cover.
The strike is due to start at 6.30 and last until 11.
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