London fire cuts: Councils prepare legal challenge
10 August 2013 Last updated at 13:20 BST
A group of London councils are expected to take legal action against London Mayor Boris Johnson's decision to close 10 fire stations.
This week, the mayor approved planned cuts to the fire service, despite opposition from the London Fire Authority.
BBC London's Jean Mackenzie spoke to Islington councillor Joe Caluori, London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority chairman James Cleverly and Tony Travers from the London School of Economics.