London Fire Brigade

Early Bonfire Night stats suggest further reduction in fires

06 November 2015

Provisional figures released today show firefighters attended 72 fires across the capital.

Although these figures are not final, the Brigade believe the number of blazes are down compared with last year's total of 112.

Fire Chiefs cite the rain and people heeding the our Bonfire Night safety tips as reasons for the reduction in number of fires last night.

Despite that, we are continuing to warn against complacency ahead of the weekend and are urging people to attend organised firework displays.

London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson, said: "It is pleasing that our early figures show a further reduction in the number of fires that our crews attended on 5 November but it's no time to rest on our laurels.

"People can help reduce injuries and fires by attending an organised display, but if you are having your own celebration, please stay safe by carefully following the Firework Safety Code."

No large fires

Like 2014, there were no large fires with the majority being outdoor blazes.

One of the most visible was a police car that was set on fire on Queen Annes Gate during the Million Mask March.

The Brigade was called at 1949 and one crew from Lambeth quickly dealt with the fire by 2010.

Our 999 call handlers dealt with 575 calls and firefighters attended 343 incidents.

Visit an organised event

It is always much safer to attend an organised firework display and to help you find one we have produced a firework displays map, which lists free and ticketed events taking place across the capital.