Bonfire Night saw Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service receive the lowest number of calls taken and incidents attended for 10 years.
In the region, during the 24-hour period of November 5, compared to the same period in 2012, there was a 12 per cent decrease in the number of calls and a six per cent decrease in the total number of incidents attended by the service.
There was a decrease in attacks on firefighters, which was down from seven last year to three this year, a 23 per cent decrase in rubish fires, and a drop of 58 per cent in property fires.
However, the number of bonfire or firework-related injuries has increased.
Group manager Dave Jefferson said: “Whilst we have had a busy night we are delighted that we received the lowest number of calls and incidents for ten years.”
Police are appealing for information after a firework was put through the of a flat in Chirton West View, North Shields, at 6.20pm on Tuesday.
The firework caused damage to the door and broke a window inside the property.
Any witnesses are asked to contact police on 101, ext 69191.