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  • Release date: 25 February 2016
  • Period covered: April 2015 to September 2015
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 7,189 fires in this period, an increase of 5 per cent.
  • There were 2,336 primary fires in Wales, a decrease of 2 per cent.
  • There were 4,715 secondary fires in Wales, an increase of 8 per cent. Since a large proportion of these fires occur outside, there are likely to be influenced by weather conditions.

Casualties

  • There were 7 fire deaths in Wales, 6 fewer than reported in the same period in the previous year.
  • There were 140 injuries in this period, an increase of 24 per cent. A further 150 received first aid, were sent to a hospital for precautionary tests or were advised to seek medical advice, this equates to a decrease of 3 per cent.

False alarms

  • There were 7,360 false fire alarms in Wales, 11 per cent fewer than reported in the same period in the previous year.
  • There were 292 malicious false alarms, 7 per cent 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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