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Data on fires, location, cause, motive, casualties and false alarms and Special Service Incidents attended for April to September 2021.

The analysis below relates to the periods 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021 compared to the same period the previous year, both of which periods were affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Fires

  • The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended 5,994 fires in this period, a decrease of 4%.
  • There were 2,055 primary fires in Wales, a decrease of 1%.
  • There were 3,852 secondary fires in Wales, a decrease 6%. Since a large proportion of secondary fires occur outside, they are likely to be influenced by weather conditions.
  • There were 1,585 grassland, woodland and crop fires in this period, a decrease of 11%.

Casualties

  • There were 13 fire deaths in Wales, 1 fewer than reported in the same period in the previous year.
  • There were 70 injuries in this period, 7 more than in the previous year.
  • A further 175 received first aid, were sent to a hospital for precautionary tests or were advised to seek medical advice. This is 24 more than the number in the same period in the previous year.

False alarms

  • There were 7,766 fire false alarms in Wales, 4% fewer than reported in the same period the previous year.
  • There were 204 malicious fire false alarms, 34% more than in the same period in the previous year.

Data

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Contact

Claire Davey

Telephone: 0300 025 6699

Media

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