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Wiltshire Fire have a 'successful' day during strike

During the strike by firefighters and members of the Fire Brigades' Union today, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service attended two incidents across the county.

The fires attended were:

  • A small fire in a light fitting at Superdrug in Old George Mall, Salisbury. It was dealt with by the resilience crew from Salisbury and the on-call crew from Wilton.
  • A dishwasher fire in Oakhurst. It was attended by the resilience crew from Swindon and the on-call crew from Cricklade.

Of the firefighters that were meant to work this afternoon, 120 were on duty and 128 were on strike.

Chief Fire Officer of Wiltshire Fire, Simon Routh-Jones said, "I am obviously very please that we have had a quiet afternoon across the county, and my thanks go to the firefighters who continued to work through the strike period.

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