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Firefighters in Wales are today joining their colleagues in England by going on strike in a continuing row with the UK Government over pensions.
It's the latest in a series of walk-outs. They'll strike for 5 hours starting at 10am.
Fire chiefs have urged people to be extra vigilant, and avoid throwing cigarettes onto grass land, which will be dry because of the current hot weather.
As firefighters across Wales are preparing to strike in the latest dispute over pensions, Cerith Griffiths from the Fire Brigades Union says people need to be 'that bit more careful'.
The strike, which is due to begin shortly, is the longest in their three year campaign and people are being warned to be aware of the reduced services across the country.
Firefighters will strike for 24 hours over a dispute in pension plans. The Fire Brigades Union has vowed to take action after the government announced it will introduce a new pension scheme without any further negotiations.
The strike scheduled to begin at 9am this morning will mark the longest walk out in three years. Fire Brigade Union members met with the Minister for Local Government, Brandon Lewis, on Tuesday although an agreement is still yet to be reached.
A second planned strike will take place on Saturday 21st June.