The Local Government Association is warning that vital community services could be at risk because of cuts to regional fire service budgets in England.
The Association say that the proposed cuts could mean that less money will be available for work such as testing smoke alarms and providing safety advice.
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The warning comes police received reports of men claiming to be builders targeting homes in Heaton.
They are currently detained in custody helping police with their enquiries.