Bonfire destroyed two days before huge firework event

The giant bonfire set for Market Harborough�"s fireworks display on Saturday has been ruined after someone set it alight in the early hours. Market Harborough Firefighters were called to the St Joseph�"s School field after numerous 999 calls were made about a large amount of flames in the area in the early hours of thursday morning.
The giant bonfire set for Market Harborough�"s fireworks display on Saturday has been ruined after someone set it alight in the early hours. Market Harborough Firefighters were called to the St Joseph�"s School field after numerous 999 calls were made about a large amount of flames in the area in the early hours of thursday morning.

Organisers of one of the district’s biggest firework displays have vowed that the event will go ahead, despite someone setting their bonfire alight in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

About 80 per cent of the bonfire at St Joseph’s School in Market Harborough was set alight prematurely.

The giant bonfire set for Market Harborough�"s fireworks display on Saturday has been ruined after someone set it alight in the early hours. Market Harborough Firefighters were called to the St Joseph�"s School field after numerous 999 calls were made about a large amount of flames in the area in the early hours of thursday morning.

The giant bonfire set for Market Harborough�"s fireworks display on Saturday has been ruined after someone set it alight in the early hours. Market Harborough Firefighters were called to the St Joseph�"s School field after numerous 999 calls were made about a large amount of flames in the area in the early hours of thursday morning.

But organiser John Cooper said: “We’re determined to build it up again, and there will be a bonfire on Saturday and a fantastic fireworks display.”

Gates open at 6.30pm. Tickets are £5 adults, £3 children, pre-school children free.

If you have wood and especially wooden pallets that can be used to rebuild the bonfire, contact John on 07850 989603.