Firefighters across the South will go on strike today in a row over pensions and working conditions.
Members of the Fire Brigade's Union walked out between 10am and 5pm today as part of a series of planned walkouts.
A man from Andover had to be rescued after he left the oven on after cooking pizza.
The man fell unconscious after he put his food in the oven and fell asleep at his home on Saturday 26th April.
Smoke originally went undetected as the batteries had been removed from the downstairs smoke alarm.
Luckily, the upstairs alarm was activated and a neighbour raised the alarm.
The man was then carried unconscious from the house and was treated for smoke inhalation but did not require hospital treatment.
As many across the Meridian will celebrate New Year's Eve tonight, Hampshire Fire Service are warning residents to take extra care.
Further industrial action by the Fire Bridgade's Union goes ahead between 6.30pm and 12.30am tonight.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will be answering and responding to emergency calls as usual, but response times may be affected by the strike action.
Assistant Chief Officer Bob Ratcliffe said: "We want everyone to have a fantastic New Year’s Eve but we also want the night to pass safely and for people to remember that there will be fewer firefighters and vehicles available to us during this strike period.”
Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is again reminding people to ‘take extra care’ when firefighters go out on strike on New Year’s Eve.
The dispute between the Fire Brigades’ Union and the Government is over pension reforms, firefighters will be walking out for six hours from 6.30pm on 31 December.
A further strike has been called for two hours from 6.30am on the morning of 3 January.
There is to be a public consultation over the future of fire cover in Hastings. The service is being reviewed because of financial pressures. The consultation will last from today for 12 weeks. The results will be discussed at the Fire Authority meeting on December 13th.