Firefighters were busiest in Tower Hamlets on Bonfire Night
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called to put out more fires in Tower Hamlets than in any other borough in the capital on Bonfire Night.
In total, there were 19 out of control fires in the borough compared with the next highest total of 10 in Newham.
Firefighters responded to a spate of bin fires in the borough, with separate incidents in Bethnal Green, Poplar, Stepney and Whitechapel.
But the Tower Hamlets figure was still down on last year when firefighters tackled 27 unwanted blazes.
In Newham, 10 firefighters were sent to a fire behind a working men’s club in Barking Road, Canning Town which they extinguished at 9.45pm.
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The LFB had feared record numbers of call-outs on Bonfire Night as it fell on a Saturday and they held a live “twitterthon” on the night to keep people informed.
But their total number of calls over the day - 804 - was also down on the 2010 figure of 946.
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Between 4pm and midnight the LFB took 528 calls and responded to 114 bonfire related incidents.