Belfast Telegraph

'Quiet' Halloween for Fire Service as Northern Ireland revellers have a right blast

By Adrian Rutherford

The Fire Service dealt with more than 60 emergency calls in a three-hour period last night as Halloween events were held across Northern Ireland.

It said the celebrations had been "relatively quiet".

It added: "Between 6pm and 9pm, NIFRS Regional Control Centre received 64 emergency calls and fire crews have responded to 45 operational incidents.

"The majority of these incidents have involved grassland, rubbish and bonfires."

In Belfast, crowds gathered at the Titanic Slipways for the Halloween Monster Mash event, where the sky was lit up by a spectacular firework display.

And in Londonderry tens of thousands lined the streets for the city's famous Halloween parade and mega fireworks display.

Revellers had descended on Derry since the weekend for what is known as Europe's biggest Halloween gathering.

The City Walls came alive with skeletons, nuns, witches, fire and music - otherwise known as Awakening the Walls.

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