Malicious call during fire strike

Preston Fire Station Strike

Preston Fire Station Strike

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Forty calls for assistance were made while firefighters were on strike between 2pm on Saturday and 2am on Sunday.

Retained crews manned fire engines across the county while the FBU members walked out in a dispute over changes to pensions and the retirement age.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said that while most of the calls were to false alarms and small fires involving rubbish or in the outdoors, there had been two serious fires and a malicious call.


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