The number of Bonfire Night-related incidents attended by firefighters more than trebled last year compared to the year before, figures show.

And this year firefighters are urging people not to host their own home firework displays this year but to go to professional displays instead.

The London Fire Brigade says this year alone there has already been nearly 100 fires in London caused by fireworks.

Last year there were 500 Bonfire-Night related incidents, compared to 150 in 2015.

London Fire Brigade Group Manager Mark Hazelton said: “Last year was one of the busiest firework nights in recent years and three people were seriously injured.

"This year, Bonfire Night falls on a weekend again and while we want people to enjoy the celebrations, we also want them to stay safe."

If you are planning on putting on your own display the fire brigade have offered some safety advice:

- Only buy fireworks marked with the British Standard Kitemark BS7114.

- Never drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.

- Keep fireworks in a closed box and always follow the instructions carefully when using them.

- Light them at arms length using a taper and stand well back.

- Never go back to them once they are lit. -

- Even if a firework hasn't gone off, it could still explode.

- Never throw fireworks and never put them in your pocket.

- Respect your neighbours – don't let off fireworks late at night and remember there are laws to follow.

- Take care with sparklers – never give them to children under five. Even when they have gone out they are still hot, so put sparklers in a bucket of water after use.

- Keep your pets indoors throughout the evening.

A list of London’s 2017 firework displays can be found at