With bonfire night finally here, ITV Border has put together some advice for those either planning a bonfire, or going to one, tonight.
A man believed to be in his sixties has died in a house fire in Penrith, Cumbria
New recruits are beginning training as part of a council scheme to provide young people with job opportunities within the county.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue service is urging people celebrating the Chinese New Year to take precautions when using lanterns.
The advice is not to use them near airports, busy roads or in winds of more than 5 miles per hour.
Fire crews are continuing to investigate a major house fire that happened at Black Craig in Dumfries and Galloway yesterday afternoon.
More than 25 firefighters, from five different crews, were involved with the initial tackling of the blaze after 3.30pm.
Police say no one was in the property.
More than twenty fire fighters have spent several hours at the scene of a major house fire.
They were called to a property in Black Rig near Newton Stewart this around 1530, Thursday 7 January.
Police say no one was in the house at the time.
Five fire engines and an aerial platform ladder have been used to try to bring the blaze under control
The man who died in a house fire in Ambleside has been names as 58-year-old Richard Durkin from Bridge Street, Ambleside.
Mr Durkin died at the scene, but his 53-year-old female partner was not injured.
Police are working with Cumbria Fire and Rescue to find out the cause of the fire, but at this time it is not believed to be suspicious.
Police have confirmed that it was a man who died in a house fire on Bridge Street, Ambleside, this morning.
A woman who was also in the house at the time escaped uninjured.
Police are asking for people to remain away from the area while emergency services continue to deal with the incident.
There is a diversion in place on North Road, but it is not suitable for large vehicles.
One person has died in a house fire in Ambleside.
Police and Cumbria Fire and Rescue were called to a house on Bridge Street in the town at 7.30am.
It is not known at this time how the fire started and the street is currently closed.
The DFDS, owners of the MS King Seaways that caught fire last night, have apologised to those passengers who felt the situation was not handled well.
A couple from Keswick have criticised the way they handled the fire on board the ship which was heading to the Netherlands.
Andrew Prescott and Sophie Beard say there was confusion and chaos on board the MS King Seaways as passengers looked at the smoke and heard warning signals.
– Spokesman, DFDS
"We have highly trained crew onboard our vessels who acted as quickly and efficiently as possible to contain the fire and ensure that passengers were evacuated to safe areas of the ship. We apologise to passengers who feel there was not a sufficient flow of information, and understand that this was a scary situation for many people, however passenger safety was and always is of paramount importance to us, and the crew’s priority was to act to secure the safety of the passengers onboard."
The DFDS say they take all customer feedback very seriously and ensure that they will take these concerns into account during their debriefing and also incorporate it in future training and drills.
A couple from Keswick in Cumbria have criticised the way DFDS handled the fire on board one of its ships.
MS King Seaways had to return to Newcastle instead of heading towards the Netherlands when a fire broke out in one of the cabins.
A 28-year-old man remains in police custody on suspicion of arson.
Andrew Prescott and his girlfriend Sophie Beard say there was confusion and chaos as passengers looked at the smoke and heard warning signals.
A couple from Keswick who were aboard a ferry on which a fire broke out have spoken to ITV Border about their experience.
Andrew Prescott and his girlfriend Sophie Beard have criticised the way DFDS handled the fire on board one of its ships.
The couple, who were returning home to Holland after visiting family in Keswick, say fights broke out on board as passengers became more concerned.
As we think about last minute presents to buy for Christmas, firefighters are urging households in the region to put fire safety at the top of their Christmas list.
The number of deaths caused by house fires increase by 50 per cent at this time of year.
Tim Backshall has been speaking to Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service about its Christmas message: