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01st Nov 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade fire map for Halloween night shows which parts of the city had the most bonfires

Rory Cashin

Dublin Fire Brigade

There had been close to 1,000 calls to the Dublin Fire Brigade before midnight.

Unsurprisingly, 31 October is the busiest day of the year to be a member of the fire brigade.

RTE News reported at 11pm on Wednesday night that there had already been over 750 calls made to the Dublin Fire Brigade, most of them fire-related, and many of those in relation to bonfires.

Just after midnight, the Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter account called it quits for the night, but not before posting an image which updated where the fires had been located around the city, and you can clearly see on the map where the bonfire calls were coming from:

By that time, they had declared that the majority of the fires were either out completely or had died down, but the individual stories of some of the fires across the city showed that Halloween night had once again ended with some destruction of public and private property.

There was an above average of amount of call outs for car fires, and there was also a high number of calls from people who claimed that their wheelie bins had been stolen and/or set alight. Dublin Fire Brigade had recommended that the bin owners bring their bins back inside until the morning (which is something to keep in mind for Halloween 2019).

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