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Two people were freed from a car in St Helens Lane, West Farleigh after a crash during the firefighter strike

12 June 2014
by Claire McWethy
Two people had to be cut out of a car following a crash during a fire strike today.
One fire engine was called to St Helens Lane in West Farleigh at 3pm after the accident, which involved two cars.
A man and a woman were freed by firefighters using hydraulic cutting equipment.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to Hythe

Kent Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to Hythe

It was one of several call outs for the service during a strike of Fire Brigades Union members.
They were called to a crash between a car and a lorry at Colts Hill, Tonbridge at 12.30pm, as well as two collisions elsewhere in the county.
Another crew was recalled while en route to a small fire in farm outbuildings at Gravesend Road, Wrotham, which was dealt with by the owner
Firefighters across Kent began their first 24-hour strike from 9am today as part of their ongoing dispute with the government over pensions.

It will be followed by a similar nationwide walk-out on Saturday, June 21, between 10am and 5pm.

The two strikes are the latest in a series over pensions. The first was in September last year.

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