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Fire crews on Tyneside say this Bonfire Night was one of their busiest. They attended nearly 500 incidents - 51 more than last year.
The majority of calls were to put out illegal bonfires, which fire-fighters say wastes time and resources.
ITV Tyne Tees joined one of the 'white-watch' crews for their Bonfire Night shift.
Walker Park in Newcastle hosted a fireworks display and bonfire lighting last night that attracted families from all around the region.
The event is Newcastle's biggest annual free bonfire and attracts up to 15,000 people.
It was not just about the fireworks though - as eighty children from local schools took part in a 'Lantern Parade' through the park, showcasing the lanterns that they have been making in workshops.
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Bonfire Night might be famous for fireworks and fun, but firefighters are called to more illegal bonfires than any other night of the year.