Fire strike called off

Firefighters were due to walkout on Saturday night but the strike has now been called off

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Fire service: 'Consider a takeaway'

Firefighters striking at Eastleigh Credit: Kerry Swain, ITV Meridian

Firefighters across the South are preparing for the second round of industrial action. Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out on Saturday night from 6:30pm - 11:30pm in a row over pension reforms.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is issuing advice ahead of the strike action.

Deputy Chief Officer Dave Curry said "More than half of accidental fires in the home start from cooking and drinking alcohol can then increase this risk even further. Why not consider a takeaway tomorrow night or, if you are cooking, make sure you don’t leave it unattended.

"And when going to bed, make sure you’ve checked all appliances are switched off, candles are out and that you know your escape route in the event of fire.”

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