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Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) has said they received 186 fire calls, of which 133 were bonfire related

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One person was injured by a firework in Dublin on Sunday night as emergency services dealt with Halloween callouts.

Halloween call-outs were down by more than 50% in Dublin this year.

Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) has said they received 186 fire calls, of which 133 were bonfire related.

DFB assistant chief fire officer Greg O'Dwyer said there were a number of reasons why this Halloween was not as busy as previous years.

"The weather obviously kept people in, but it was down to really the local authorities doing fantastic work," Mr O'Dwyer said on Newstalk radio.

"Clearing stockpiles of materials, bonfire materials, over the last number of weeks and members of the public playing their part in that too by reporting those.

"Also, a lot of people are deciding to do the responsible thing and go to organised events."

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Crews had to put out a car after it was driven onto a bonfire in Liffey Valley

Crews had to put out a car after it was driven onto a bonfire in Liffey Valley

Crews had to put out a car after it was driven onto a bonfire in Liffey Valley

 

Although there were less call-outs for DFB this Halloween, there were a number of serious incidents which the service attended to on Sunday night.

Firefighters attended a scene where petrol was being thrown onto a bonfire in Killiney, while in Leopardstown, smoke from a bonfire was reducing visibility on the M50.

In Clondalkin gas cylinders were found in a bonfire and in Killiney firefighters attended a blaze where petrol was being thrown on top.

While crews had to put out a car after it was driven onto a bonfire in Liffey Valley.

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DFB tweeted: “ The majority of our Halloween fire calls have now been dealt with. Earlier firefighters extinguished a car that had been driven onto a bonfire in Liffey Valley.

Working closely with Gardaí, a large bonfire was extinguished and removed in Crumlin tonight. While we wanted everyone to enjoy their celebrations, if a fire was dangerous we would intervene to extinguish it.”

Crews also reported seeing a large number of fireworks being set off and one person was injured by one.

By early Sunday evening Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) had responded to 49 fire calls, 21 of which were Halloween related.

Sunday night's wet weather helped make it a quieter Halloween night than usual.

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