Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service deals with 34 bonfire related calls on 11th night

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Aidan Jennings of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service dealt with 34 bonfire related call outs on the Eleventh Night.

In a statement it said they received 147 emergency 999 calls between 6pm on Tuesday 11 and 2am on Wednesday 12 July.

The number of calls represents a drop of 28% on the figures from last year.

They said 34 of the calls were bonfire-related, one less than last year.

The period between 10pm and 1am was peak activity for the NIFRS.

The Fire and Rescue Service said they maintained a normal response during the evening, and attended a range of other incidents throughout, including a kitchen fire.

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