A thatched property in Wiltshire was badly damaged last night during the firefighters' strike. Eight Wiltshire fire crews attended the blaze at Fyfield, near Pewsey at 5.45pm yesterday. But a very strong wind caused the flames to spread rapidly throughout the roof and first floor.
Area Manager Julian Parsons said: 'The industrial action by members of the Fire Brigades’ Union had an impact on where the supporting appliances came from.
'But the initial attendance was close to what we would normally expect, with the crew from Marlborough being on scene within 14 minutes of the 999 call being received – our response target for such a remote location is 20 minutes.'
More top news
Triple killer Tobin 'definitely left other victims' says detective. Two of his victims were found buried at his former home in Margate
A 35-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating claims that Pippa Middleton's iCloud account was hacked.
The family of a woman who died at a flat in Bournemouth have paid tribute to her, as police refer her murder case to the IPCC