Investigations are underway after an elderly man died in a house fire in Plymouth.
It's thought to have started in the living room early yesterday (Jan 17) morning at his home in Efford.
Fire Crews rescued the man's wife who remains in a serious condition in hospital.
The latest in a series of strikes by the Fire Brigades Union takes place this morning. Members are taking action for two hours from six this morning until eight.
The strike is over changes to working conditions - and another is planned for late tonight.
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.
Firefighters across the region will go on strike today between 10am and 2pm.
It's the latest round of industrial action by members of the Fire Brigades Union, which is unhappy over changes to their pensions.
It claims that many firefighters will have to retire at 55 because of the physical strain of the job - but could then face losing almost half of their pension allowance.
Fire chiefs across the region say response times will be slower because of the national strike by firefighters today.
A four hour walk-out is due to start at midday over changes to working conditions. County fire chiefs say they'll still be able to respond to emergencies under contingency plans.
Firefighters were called to an Axminster housing estate today [Thursday] after reports that workmen had accidentally drilled through a gas main.
Appliances from Axminster and Colyton, along with a gas detector monitor from Middlemoor, were sent to the incident at Kirby Close at around 10am.
Firefighters from across the South West have been preparing to tackle wildfires as part of a training exercise. Firefighters practised using a pump and long hose to bring water several miles over land from a quarry.