Data on fires, location, cause, motive, casualties and false alarms and Special Service Incidents (SSIs) attended.

Key points

Fires

  • The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended 8,271 fires in this period, an increase of 25%.
  • There were 2,476 primary fires in Wales, an increase of 11%.
  • There were 5,709 secondary fires in Wales, an increase of 33%. Since a large proportion of secondary fires occur outside, they are likely to be influenced by weather conditions.
  • There were 3,330 grassland, woodland and crop fires in this period, an increase of 89%. More than half of these fires occurred in July 2019.

Casualties

  • There were 11 fire deaths in Wales, 5 more than reported in the same period in the previous year.
  • There were 97 injuries in this period, a decrease of 7%. A further 93 received first aid, were sent to a hospital for precautionary tests or were advised to seek medical advice. This equates to a decrease of 40%.

False alarms

  • There were 7,835 fire false alarms in Wales, 5% more than reported in the same period the previous year.
  • There were 189 malicious fire false alarms, 13% fewer than in the same period in the previous year.

Note

These provisional data refer to the period 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 and compare with the same period in the previous year.

Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Contact

Claire Davey

Tel: 0300 025 6699

Media

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