Firefighters are urging residents to attend organised Bonfire Night displays to reduce the number of fires across the capital.

Last year, London Fire Brigade attended more than 900 incidents between October 25 and November 8 – of those, 43 were started by stray fireworks.

Fire crews attended 117 separate incidents on Bonfire Night (November 5).

The brigade has designed a map listing organised events across London along with safety tips for those organise there own displays.

The brigade’s assistant commissioner Dan Daly said: “This time of year can be very busy for firefighters and control officers and it’s not just on the key days either, we often see an increase in calls and incidents throughout the whole period from October 25 right through to Bonfire Night.

“Fireworks can be spectacular, but they are explosives and can cause serious injury if handled irresponsibly. A hospital visit or damage to your home will make you remember November 5, but for all the wrong reasons.

“We would urge Londoners to reduce the risk of injury and fire by attending an organised firework display, but if you do choose to have your own display, never drink alcohol and set off fireworks, keep them in a closed metal box and only ever buy ones with the British standard kite mark.

“If you do have your own DIY display, do not build a bonfire as all too often, they burn out of control. Bonfires in your back garden can be especially dangerous.”