North-east fire crews deal with almost 150 calls on Bonfire Night

Fireworks over Aberdeen
Fireworks over Aberdeen

Fire crews dealt with almost 150 calls in the north-east during a five-hour period on Bonfire Night, new figures show.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it received 143 calls between 5pm and 10pm on Monday from the north region, which includes Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus and Moray.

During that time, firefighters were called out to 45 incidents.

The service took 723 calls across Scotland and responded to 338 incidents.

In the run up to the night, the service had appealed to revellers to attend organised displays rather than set off their own fireworks.

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Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay said: “Bonfire Night is typically the service’s busiest night of the year but, in addition to numerous bonfires, firefighters continue to respond to the full range of emergencies we face on a daily basis.

“Our frontline crews and operations control personnel are extremely dedicated and I’d like to pay tribute to their professionalism, skill and hard work which enabled them to protect communities across the country.”

He added: “We would like to thank our partners and the vast majority of the law-abiding public for their support. We hope they had a safe and enjoyable bonfire night.”