Bonfire Night is always one of the busiest times of the year for fire crews and yesterday was no different.
Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Service received more than 400 calls, most of them to put out illegal, unsupervised bonfires.
Jonny Blair joined one crew on the night shift.
Police are appealing for information after a firework was posted through the letterbox of a flat in North Shields on Bonfire Night.
It happened at a property in Chirton West View about 6:20pm. Nobody was injured but the fire caused damage to the door and broke a window inside the property.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, extension 69191.
It was another busy Bonfire Night for fire crews across the North East. Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Service alone received more than 400 calls.
Jonny Blair joined one team on the night shift.
These pictures are from the fireworks display at Beamish Museum in County Durham.
On Bonfire Night, the fire service received 430 call outs. Steve Williams, Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue, said most calls were down to unsupervised bonfires and that the evening can be dangerous.
Thousands of people attended Stockton Council’s annual fireworks display last night. It is one of the largest free displays in the country and this year 45,000 people went along.
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has backed an annual initiative to cut dark night disorder.
The Darker Nights campaign, which is being led by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, will target the rise in anti-social behaviour around Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night.
Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird said: "While others celebrate Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night, these occasions can cause distress and fear among the most vulnerable in our communities.
"I hope events pass peacefully with this initiative ensuring crime and disorder is stopped before it starts."
Station Manager Ian Cuskin, Tyne and Wear Fire Service, said: “The run-up to Bonfire Night is one of our busiest periods.
"We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time. The best way of doing this is by attending a professionally organised display and to report any unauthorised bonfires.”
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.