Bonfire Night weekend in numbers

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Published on 2 November 2022

Bonfire Night, particularly when it falls on a weekend, can be a busy time for fire and rescue services.

On this page, you’ll find details of incidents logged by our fire control and the number of incidents of either bonfire or firework-related incidents to which our firefighters responded over the weekend of 4 November 2022.

The page will be updated each morning.

Friday 07:20 – Sat 07:20

Incidents logged by Staffordshire and West Midlands Fire Control (SWMFC)

230 (172 in the West Midlands Fire Service/WMFS area)

Bonfire-related incidents in the WMFS area

10

Firework-related incidents in the WMFS area

3

Saturday 07:20 – Sun 07:20

Incidents logged by Staffordshire and West Midlands Fire Control (SWMFC)

329 (252 in the West Midlands Fire Service/WMFS area)

Bonfire-related incidents in the WMFS area

57

Firework-related incidents in the WMFS area

12

Sunday 07:20 – Monday 07:20

Incidents logged by Staffordshire and West Midlands Fire Control (SWMFC)

207 (155 in the West Midlands Fire Service/WMFS area)

Bonfire-related incidents in the WMFS area

15

Firework-related incidents in the WMFS area

2

 

So the total number of incidents over the Bonfire Night weekend was 766, with 579 of those in the West Midlands area.

We attended a total of 82 bonfire-related incidents – this is where a bonfire was directly identified as the cause of the incident.

We attended a total of 17 firework-related incidents – this is where a bonfire was directly identified as the cause of the incident.

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Incidents of note

A large incident involving 300 tonnes of scrap metal on fire in the Bordesley Green area of Birmingham was called in at 04:43 on Saturday 5 November.

Visit our incidents page for more information on this incident.

We’ve urged members of our community across the West Midlands to think twice about holding Bonfire Night celebrations at home.

Please visit our recent news item on having a safe Bonfire Night.

For firework safety, please visit our fireworks safety page.

For sparkler safety, please visit our sparklers safety page.

To report bonfires which are a nuisance, but not left unattended or out of control, please contact your local council: How do I report a bonfire page.

In an emergency, ALWAYS dial 999.