There's a warning to all of us for vigilance over the weekend, after firefighters began 3 days of strike action, leaving many areas with only basic cover.
It's the latest action in a long-running dispute over retirement age, pensions and a new fitness test. Fire services say emergencies will beattended.
Click below to watch our report from Russell Hookey
More top news
Today's showers will ease this evening and it will be a fine start to the weekend. However, further showers will develop later Saturday
Suffolk boxer Anthony Ogogo says he wants to make up for lost time in his pursuit of a world title.
Many places will stay cloudy this afternoon, although there will be a few bright spells around. Scattered showers will develop in places.