Bonfire night brought an unprecedented demand on emergency services across Teesside on Sunday 5th of November as locals celebrate bonfire night.

Firefighters from Cleveland Fire Brigade attended around 111 incidents on the 5th of November 2023 with nearly half of them being deliberate fires such as bonfires as well as many false alarms with good intent such as smoke scares. Cleveland Fire Brigade have posted on X that although there was a surge in demand their firefighters encountered no violence.

The team at TeesPix attended a large rubbish fire off Mainsforth Terrace in Hartlepool which filled the skies with smoke just as the Seaton Carew fireworks display was drawing to a close.

Officers from Cleveland Police also patrolled many of the known anti-social behavior hotspots to ensure that members of the public were safe as well as respond should any incident of disorder occur.

TeesPix photographers also came across a two vehicle collision at the junction of Heywood Street and Ayresome Green Lane in Middlesbrough. This incident saw an emergency response from all three of the services and officers from Cleveland Police conducted their enquiries at the scene before fully re-opening the key junction.

Overall bonfire night was a resounding success this year and it’s great to hear there were no reports of disorder within our communities.

Did you attend an organized display? If so we would love to see your photos or videos of the event…

Last Updated on 13 November 2023