Sunday 17 December 2017

WATCH: Fire fighters try their best to keep houses from going up in flames metres from huge bonfire in Belfast

The Fire Service has said it received over 200 emergency calls during the Eleventh Night bonfire celebrations as fires were lit in loyalist areas across the region to usher in the main date in the Protestant loyal order parading season - the Twelfth of July.

Firefighters attended a total of 133 operational incidents, including 40 bonfire related incidents, representing a 49% increase in incidents attended during the same period in 2016 and a 21% increase in the number of bonfire incidents attended last year.

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