Dundee’s firefighters were called out almost 150 times in a five-hour period on Bonfire Night, the service has revealed.
City crews were called 143 times between 5pm and 10pm on November 5. A third of those calls were bonfire-related.
Buildings at the allotments next to the Law went up in flames and many unofficial bonfires had to be extinguished after getting out of hand.
Reports of antisocial behaviour – including children throwing fireworks into a bonfire in Kirkton – were also reported by members of the public.
Alan Ross, convenor of the community safety and public protection committee, said: “I was concerned to hear people are throwing fireworks, it’s a very irresponsible and dangerous act.
“I am meeting with the fire service and issues will be discussed.”
Lewis Ramsay, SFRS director of response and resilience, said: “Bonfire Night is typically the service’s busiest night of the year, but in addition to numerous bonfires, firefighters continue to respond to the full range of emergencies we face on a daily basis.
“Our frontline crews and operations control personnel are extremely dedicated and I would like to pay tribute to their professionalism, skill and hard work.”
There were also several reports of attacks on firefighters across the country.
Mr Ramsay added: “This type of behaviour not only prevents our crews from bringing any emergency to a safe conclusion but it can impact on our colleagues, including the police when they have to escort us at the scene.”