London Fire Brigade

Bonfire Night blazes are at an all time low

02 November 2015

New statistics show that Bonfire Night blazes are their lowest level ever recorded.

Last year firefighters attended 112 fires on the 5 November compared to 365 a decade earlier, a 69 per cent reduction. 999 calls have also dramatically dropped on fireworks night with a 58 per cent fewer based on ten year figures.

Reduction in fires and calls on historically the busiest night of the year is largely down to extensive community safety work carried out by firefighters and specialist staff the Brigade says.

We're warning people not to become complacent though and urge people to attend an organised fireworks display.

Don't become complacent

London Fire Brigade's Director of Operations Dave Brown, said: "It's fantastic that people are heeding our safety advice and reducing the number of calls and fires we have on 5 November.

"Let’s not be complacent though and urge Londoners to reduce the risk of injury and fire by attending an organised firework display, but if you are having your own celebration, please stay safe by carefully following the Firework Safety Code."


If you know of any public firework displays that aren't highlighted on our map below please contact us webrequests@london-fire.gov.uk.

Firework Safety

For those of you who have planned to host your own event always:

  • Buy fireworks marked with the British Standard Kitemark BS7114.
  • Never drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and always follow the instructions carefully when using them.

Our bonfire and fireworks page has further safety information.