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  • Release date: 2 July 2014
  • Period covered: October 2013 to March 2014
  • Next update: 30 July 2014
A report which includes information on fires, location, cause, motive, casualties and false alarms attended.

Data compares with the same period in the previous year.

Key points

Fires

  • The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended 4,592 fires in this period, a fall of 17 per cent.
  • There were 2,175 primary fires in Wales, a decrease of 6 per cent.
  • There were 2,035 secondary fires in Wales, a decrease of 22 per cent. Since a large proportion of these fires occur outside, there are likely to be influenced by weather conditions. Met Office data shows that the winter of 2014 (December 2013 to February 2014) had the most rainfall and the most days of rain (of more than 1mm) for the whole time series (since 1910).

Casualties

  • There were 11 fire deaths in Wales, the same number reported in the same period in the previous year.
  • There were 119 injuries in this period, a decrease of 13 per cent. A further 183 received first aid, were sent to a hospital for precautionary tests or were advised to seek medical advice, this equates to an increase of 15 per cent.

False alarms

  • There were 7,108 false fire alarms in Wales, similar to the number reported in the same period in the previous year.
  • There were 293 malicious false alarms, 41 fewer than in the same period in the previous year.

Contact

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

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