Fire crews in Bradford were stretched to their limit as the number of Bonfire Night related calls rocketed compared with last year.

Crews from Bradford fire station attended 90 calls from 9am on so-called Mischief Night on Saturday to 9am yesterday, compared to 60 calls for the same period last year.

West Yorkshire Fire Service's control room at Birkenshaw, Bradford, fielded 485 calls between 6pm and midnight on Sunday alone - of which almost 130 were to the Bradford area Bradford fire station commander Martin Day said: "It was an incredibly busy weekend and the lads and lasses have coped incredibly well considering everything they have had to deal with." Despite the fireworks safety campaigns across the district people still fell foul of burns and fireworks injuries over the weekend.

Eleven people were seen by medics at Bradford Royal Infirmary over the weekend with firework injuries - compared with 13 last year.

Three people were admitted to Airedale General Hospital near Keighley on Sunday suffering from fireworks burns.

Call operators were inundated with reports of bonfires which had been left to burn in the open and rubbish fires across the Bradford district. Osdal firefighters attended 20 calls on Sunday night.

Odsal fire station crew manager Dave Jones said: "We were busier than last year but quieter than the year before."

Crews in Keighley answered 13 calls compared to their usual quota of two or three on a Sunday night shift.

A suspected arson attack wrecked tools at a Keighley business at the height of Bonfire Night celebrations when a firework is believed to have been involved.

Firefighters spent three hours at the blaze at the builders' business in Richmond Street, Keighley, after they were called on Sunday night. The row of three garages was used as a store and workshop and was full of tools. A neighbouring house was filled with smoke.

The outhouse of a derelict mill caught fire after a bonfire spread to the building in Rouse Fold, Bradford.