UPDATED 10pm: Working fire crews battle incidents across the county

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WORKING firefighters battled a blaze in two garden sheds during this evening's Fire Brigade Union strike. 

A number of calls were received reporting the fire, in Main Road, Harwich, shortly after 7.30pm.

Two engines were sent to the scene to fight the blaze, which was extinguised by 7.55pm.

Crews were later called to Enid Way, in Colchester, to treat a woman in her 90s, who suffered shock and the effects of smoke inhalation.

A fire had been put out by the time crews arrived, at about 8.20pm.

The woman was left in the care of medics at the scene.

Working Essex crews have been called to 25 incidents since the strike, over a pension dispute, began at 9am this morning. 

The strike is for 24 hours.

 

 

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8:59pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Well done. Shows some fire crews have a conscience!
Well done. Shows some fire crews have a conscience! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 2

11:15pm Thu 12 Jun 14

stackerman says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Well done. Shows some fire crews have a conscience!
i agree .
and times have changed and are changing so why strike we are all in the same boat so to speak .
this striking will not change a thing except prove that the county can operate with less fire fighters hence saving the county authority loads of money .
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: Well done. Shows some fire crews have a conscience![/p][/quote]i agree . and times have changed and are changing so why strike we are all in the same boat so to speak . this striking will not change a thing except prove that the county can operate with less fire fighters hence saving the county authority loads of money . stackerman
  • Score: 2

11:45pm Fri 13 Jun 14

bloke down the pub says...

Battle, is a bit O.T.T dont you think !
Battle, is a bit O.T.T dont you think ! bloke down the pub
  • Score: 1

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