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Over 120 Cumbria firefighters took part in strike

More than 120 firefighters in Cumbria took part in a 24-hour strike from 7am yesterday.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) said 45 full-time and around 80 on-call firefighters walked out in the latest round of industrial action over a long-running pensions dispute between the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and Government.

During the strike CFRS responded to eight incidents including a car fire in Egremont and a chimney blaze in Ulverston.

Fire and rescue capability was provided by non-striking firefighters during the walkout.

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Further fire fighter strikes in Cumbria

This morning's strike action follows earlier walk outs over changes to pensions Credit: ITV News

Some firefighters in Cumbria took part in further strike action this morning as part of a nationwide walkout.

The strike took place between 6.30am and 8.30am across the region.

The action stems from an ongoing dispute with the government about pensions.

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