Monday 23 October 2017

'The Halloween silly season has started' - Person treated for burns after 'banger' thrown

Scorch marks on clothes worn by the victim. Picture: Dublin Fire Brigade
Scorch marks on clothes worn by the victim. Picture: Dublin Fire Brigade

Ryan O'Rourke

Emergency workers have issued a stark warning after a person was burnt by a firework this week.

Dublin Fire Brigade posted a tweet this evening showing damaged to clothing after a "banger" was thrown at a member of the public.

In a tweet the fire service said:

“The Halloween silly season has started. A person has been treated for burns after a banger was thrown at them resulting in a burn injury.”

The pictures show holes burnt through the clothing of the person in question.

Halloween is a particularly busy time for Dublin Fire Brigade, with many people celebrating the holiday with the use of fireworks and bonfires.

Last year, Dublin Fire Brigade had nearly 900 calls on Halloween night alone.

In total, there were 872 calls made on the 31st of October, 2016.

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