UK: walkout by firefighters leaves…

UK: walkout by firefighters leaves 3 dead

Thousands of troops fanned out across the country, manning ancient army fire trucks known as Green Goddesses. In Manchester, soldiers struggled with a spectacular blaze at a fireworks warehouse. And all across Britain, there was horror and anger at the deaths of three elderly people Wednesday night in fires that went unattended during the first round of a bitter firefighters strike.

What started as a 48-hour walkout is turning out to be the most serious labour strife to hit the country in years.