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House fire 'under control' in Bath

Emergency services were called to the city this afternoon. Twitter posts claimed that the roof had collapsed. Credit: ITV News

Fire crews that responded to a house fire on Combe Park Road in bath say the incident is now under control.

This evening the flames have subsided and crews say the incident is 'under control'. Though damage to the property is visible. Credit: ITV News

Fire crews cross picket line to tackle Bath fire

Fire crews have crossed the picket line this to tackle a fire at a three storey house in Bath.

Three crews providing cover during today's strike are on the scene in Combe Park, near the Royal United Hospital.

They've been joined by two further crews who left the pickets to help. The road has been closed, limiting access to the hospital.


Huge fire at house in Combe Park, Bath

Fire fighters strike over pensions

24-hour fire strike starts this morning

Around 3,000 firefighters across the region are due to go on strike later this morning in a row over pensions.

Today's strike, starting at 9am, will be the longest strike held so far and will last 24 hours. Contingency plans have been put on place with some fire stations still operating. Fire chiefs say it may take them a little longer to respond to 999 calls.

Firefighters walk out again

Firefighters across the region are staging more strikes later today in their dispute with the government over pensions. Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out for four hours from 6pm today, and again tomorrow.

It's the fourth time they've been on strike since September. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is urging businesses and residents to be prepared and to think about fire safety during the strike period.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is going on strike for the the fourth time since September.
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