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  • Release date: 28 February 2018
  • Period covered: April to September 2017
Data on fires, location, cause, motive, casualties and false alarms attended.

Key points 

Data refers to the period 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 and compares with the same period in the previous year

Fires

  • The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended 6,641 fires in this period, an increase of 14 per cent.
  • There were 2,220 primary fires in Wales, a decrease of 10 per cent. 
  • There were 4,333 secondary fires in Wales, an increase of 33 per cent. Since a large proportion of these fires occur outside, they are likely to be influenced by weather conditions. 
  • There were 1,778 grassland, woodland and crop fires in this period, an increase of 52 per cent.

Casualties

  • There were 8 fire deaths in Wales, 5 fewer than reported in the same period in the previous year. 
  • There were 104 injuries in this period, an increase of 9 per cent. A further 154 received first aid, were sent to a hospital for precautionary tests or were advised to seek medical advice. This equates to a decrease of 21 per cent. 

False alarms

  • There were 7,399 fire false alarms in Wales, 6 per cent fewer than reported in the same period the previous year.
  • There were 216 malicious fire false alarms, 3 more than in the same period in the previous year.

Further information

Key results and StatsWales data are published biannually and a report will be published annually.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6699
Email: stats.inclusion@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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