The Fire Brigades Union has announced plans to take further strike action over the Bank Holiday weekend. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to minimise risks.
The dates are:
- Friday 2nd May from noon until 5pm
- Saturday 3rd May from 2pm until 2am on Sunday 4th May
- Sunday 4th May from 10am to 3pm
A man has died in a house fire in Sedgefield, County Durham.
Firefighters pulled the 45 year old from hisburning ground floor flat but he died at the scene.
The smoke alarm in the flat wasn't working.
A police and fire investigation is nowunderway.