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  • Release date: 28 January 2014
  • Period covered: April to September 2013
  • Next update: June 2014
A report which includes information on fires, location, cause, motive, casualties and false alarms attended.

Key points

Fires

  • The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended 8,302 fires in the period 1 April to 30 September 2013, 40 per cent more than in April to September 2012.
  • The number of primary fires in Wales in the period April to September 2013 increased by 3 per cent compared with the same period in the previous year.

Casualties

  • There were 6 fire deaths in Wales in the period April to September 2013, the same number as in the same period in 2012.
  • In this same period in 2013, there were 109 injuries and a further 186 received first aid, were sent to a hospital for precautionary tests or were advised to seek medical advice.

False alarms

  • In the period April to September 2013, there were 8,037 false fire alarms in Wales, 1 per cent more than in April to September 2012.
  • There were 342 malicious false alarms during April to September 2013, 13 fewer than in the same period in 2012.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 6699
Email: stats.inclusion@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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