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Footage Shows Firefighters Attacked By Unwanted Fireworks Display

Footage Shows Firefighters Attacked By Unwanted Fireworks Display

An unwanted bonfire night display unfolded earlier this week when a fire engine was attacked by a flurry of fireworks.

A firefighter over in the Great Horton area of Bradford got out his camera to start filming the scenes from inside the vehicle as they unfolded on Monday at around 5.20pm.

The footage shows showers of sparks and explosions surrounding the front of the fire engine as the concerned firefighter from Fairweather Green Fire Station called for help. Apparently, the attack appeared to be coming from the neighbouring field.

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As he filmed the footage, the panicked firefighter said: "Can we have police at this incident, we are getting peppered."

Thankfully no one was hurt, but it could very well have been a different story. That's one of the first things you learn as a kid - don't stick metal things in plug sockets, don't put your hand on a lit hob, don't eat yellow snow and don't muck about with fireworks.

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Credit: Reach

Especially when it comes to firefighters - a.k.a. the guys who will save your arse when you've set your house ablaze with fireworks.

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Speaking about the incident, West Yorkshire Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dave Walton said: "This week we have seen a handful of attacks on our crews from a mindless few.

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"Fireworks being used as weapons to attack our crews and fire engines is completely unacceptable and the recklessness of this behaviour beggars belief.

"Luckily no firefighters have been injured but we feel that if this kind of behaviour continues it is only a matter of time.

"There has been some damage caused to the bodywork of a fire engine."

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Credit: Reach

Although many Brits celebrated their bonfire night yesterday, there will still be a number of fireworks displays held across the country tomorrow (5 November).

It's no surprise Walton is warning people to be respectful of firefighters during this pre-festive celebration.

He added: "We ask people to behave and respect our emergency crews who are here to help and keep the whole community safe."

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Seems like a no-brainer, but apparently not if this video is anything to go by.

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Topics: footage, UK News, Video, Fireworks, Firefighter, Bonfire Night

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]