Despite an increase in calls this Halloween, Dublin Fire Brigade says there's been a drop in anti-social behaviour in recent years.
Over 24-hours there were 234 fire calls, close to three quarters of them were Halloween-related.
As part of a crackdown on bonfire stockpiles Gardaí and council officials removed 350 tyres and 300 pallets in Dublin 12 yesterday morning alone.
Firefighters responding to a car on fire in Finglas this evening. Fireworks were being used in the area at the time making for a hazardous environment. pic.twitter.com/gadd1QkuHH
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Assistant Chief Fire Officer, John Guilfoyle, says they had a busier night this year but anti-social behaviour is reducing;
"We're seeing the trend over a 10 year period that Halloween related incidents are reducing."
"Now if you take last night in particular the contributory factors: Poor weather always has an impact on an evening like that."
Met Eireann had a Status Yellow warning for heavy showers in effect last night, until midnight.
John continues, saying there was an active stockpile collection campaign run by Dublin's four local councils.