Halloween incidents at record low

Published Thursday, 01 November 2012
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Northern Ireland has had its quietest Halloween night on record, as calls to the Fire and Rescue Service were at an all time low.

Halloween incidents at record low
This year's Halloween night was the quietest on record. (© Pacemaker)

NIFRS received 183 calls and attended 133 incidents across the region on Wednesday night.

The figure marks an 8% decrease in the number of incidents compared to last year and it is the lowest on record for 31 October.

Crews were attacked in five incidents as youths threw stones or fireworks but no personnel were injured.

The majority of calls involved rubbish fires and bonfires, but there were a few calls about tyres which had been set alight in the roadway.

Belfast's main Halloween celebrations were on Sunday, with family entertainment and fireworks at the Odyssey Arena.

On Wednesday night more than 30,000 people descended on Londonderry for its Halloween Carnival.

Last year NIFRS attended 145 incidents, which was previously a record low, down from 222 in Halloween 2010.

© UTV News
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