People celebrating bonfire night tonight are being urged to exercise caution by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.
On a post on their Facebook page, they suggest people attend organised displays instead of holding their own, while they discouraged the use of paper lanterns.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mark Sanderson said; “This is the time of year when people use fireworks, candles and Chinese lanterns to celebrate bonfire night and the religious festival Diwali.
“We want people to have a good time this weekend but we also want people to be safe.”
The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service have also offered ten tips for a safe and enjoyable bonfire celebration.
1. Only buy fireworks from a reputable supplier.
2. Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
2. Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.
4. Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back.
5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
7. Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.
9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.
10. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.