Firework injuries are often the result of horseplay or defective fireworks.
The most serious types of injury involve burns and eye injuries.
Many councils run public displays and these tend to be, according to figures, safe.
Fire services are particularly stretched at this time of year and need the general public to be sensible in order that they can be effective as possible.
In Leeds a huge crowd of 70,000 is estimated at the city’s biggest bonfire at Roundhay Park.
Five Bonfire Night Facts:
1) St. Peter’s School in York is the only place in the UK that does not celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. Guy Fawkes was a former pupil and they do not want to celebrate his demise.
2) Guy Fawkes wasn’t the main conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot, however he had on
e of the most important roles.
3) Fireworks arrived in Europe in the 14th century and were first manufactured by the Italians. The first recorded display being in Florence. The first recorded fireworks in England were at the wedding of King Henry VII in 1486.
4) Fireworks were invented by a Chinese cook who accidentally discovered how to make explosive black powder – the early origin of gunpowder – during the 10th century.
5) The Houses of Parliament are still searched by the Yeomen of the Guard before the state opening which has been held in November since 1928. Thus ensuring no modern-day Guy Fawkes is concealed in the cellars.