Fire strike is 'disappointing' says minister
12 June 2014 Last updated at 15:49 BST
Firefighters in England and Wales are staging a 24 hour strike.
They are protesting against changes to their pensions and retirement age, with the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) calling the government's proposals "unfair and unaffordable".
But local government minister Brandon Lewis said the action was "disappointing".