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Fireworks And Bonfires (Fires)

Volume 649: debated on Monday 13 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fires to which the fire brigades were called on 4th and 5th November were caused by bonfires or fireworks.

It will be some time before figures are available for the country as a whole. In the County of London the numbers of fires known to have been caused by fireworks and bonfires were, on 4th November, 58, and on 5th November, 15.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the estimated damage caused by fires on November 4th and 5th; and how this compares with average daily fire damage.