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A strike by London firefighters planned for tonight has been called off.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union had been due to walk out for five hours in a row over pensions.
Strike action by firefighters has been called off after progress was made in a dispute over pensions.
The walkout was due to last from 6.30 to 11.30pm tomorrow and reduce the number of fire engines operating in London from 169 to just 27.
The Fire Brigades Union said it had been presented with a similar deal to one made by the Scottish Government, covering the retirement of firemen and women aged between 55 and 60.
The London Fire Brigade is asking people to take extra care in their homes ahead of a second planned national strike tomorrow.
The walkout, which will take place between 6.30pm and 11.30pm tomorrow, will see the number of fire engines in London reduced from 169 to just 27.
Plans are in place to provide a contingency level of emergency cover across the capital during the strike, but officials have warned less urgent incidents may not be attended.
The strike is part of an ongoing dispute over pensions.