Fire services across the Border region are urging people to remember the fifth of November for good reason - and not for bad ones.
Whether you are planning to go to a bonfire display tonight, or have fireworks in your own back garden, have a look at our advice on how to make the best out of your bonfire night.
Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and take them out one at a time.
Follow the manufacturers' instructions on each firework. Read them by torchlight - never by naked flame
Light fireworks at arm's length using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick.
Stand back after lighting.
Keep children under control.
Keep pets indoors.
For an emergency keep buckets of water, the garden hose or a fire extinguisher ready.
Site bonfires well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs and always away from fireworks.
Before lighting the fire, check that no pets or children are hiding inside it.
Build the stack so that it is stable and will not collapse outwards or to one side.
Keep everyone away from the fire - especially children, who must be supervised all the time.
Burn foam-filled furniture, aerosols, tins of paint or bottles.
Use flammable liquids - paraffin or petrol - to light the fire.
Go back to a firework once lit - it may go off in your face.
Source: Cumbria County Council