Firefighters in Bolton have been attacked while dealing with an incident on one of the busiest nights of the year for the service. 

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) firefighters have been attacked by "people throwing bricks" on Bonfire Night

The attack took place as the crew were tackling a fire involving wheelie bins and timber in Little Lever.

An image posted to Twitter by GMFRS shows firefighters tackling the incident - a sign in the back of the photo reveals it was on Fourth Avenue, Little Lever. 

The Bolton News: This photo shows that the incident took place on Fourth Avenue, Little LeverThis photo shows that the incident took place on Fourth Avenue, Little Lever (Image: GMFRS)

A GMFRS spokesperson said: "Sadly, we’ve just been dealing with a fire involving multiple wheelie bins and timber in Little Lever, and our crew has come under attack from people throwing bricks.

"This is #BangOutOfOrder – our staff work tirelessly to protect others, they do not come to work to be attacked."

BangOutOfOrder is the fire service's bonfire campaign, aimed at preventing, tackling and protecting against anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and other harm during the Halloween and Bonfire period. 

The Bolton News: Farnworth firefighters tackling the motorbike fireFarnworth firefighters tackling the motorbike fire (Image: GMFRS)

The fire service, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and local councils are all involved in the campaign. 

The attack in Little Lever comes after firefighters were attacked on the same estate last year, known as the Dove Bank Estate

They were reportedly pelted with rocks and full beer cans as they tackled two suspected deliberately started fires. 

This comes as firefighters have been busy elsewhere tonight in Bolton. 

Firefighters from Farnworth Fire Station had to put out a motorbike fire which was caused by a firework. 

A GMFRS spokesperson said: "Crews are currently dealing with a number of incidents, including: Young people throwing fireworks at houses in Stockport, a motorbike fire caused by a firework in Farnworth (and) bonfires in parks and woodland across Greater Manchester.

The Bolton News: Motorbike fireMotorbike fire (Image: GMFRS)

"Stay safe everyone!"

The Farnworth crew also attended "one of many unsafe bonfires" tonight. 

Elsewhere in Bolton, two people were injured by fireworks, although the fire service says their injuries were "minor". 

A GMFRS spokesperson said: "We've had a report of two people being injured by fireworks in Bolton. Thankfully the injuries are minor this time, but this shows just how dangerous fireworks are.

"Please only attend professionally organised fireworks displays."