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Information on fires attended, casualties due to fires, false alarms, Special Service Incidents and contained dwelling fires for April 2018 to March 2019.

Main points

  • There were 12,912 fires attended by the FRAs in Wales, equating to 41 fires per 10,000 population. This is an increase of 17% compared with 2017-18. Since responsibility for fire and rescue services was devolved to Wales in 2004 05 the number and rate have more than halved.
  • There were 15,002 false alarms attended in 2018-19, equating to 48 per 10,000 population and an increase of 2% compared with 2017-18.
  • There were 178 deaths and injuries due to fires in Wales (6 per 100,000 population). This is a slight decrease in numbers but no percentage change.
  • 86% of dwelling fires in Wales were contained within the room where the fire started.


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