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Information on fires attended, casualties due to fires, false alarms, Special Service Incidents and contained dwelling fires for April 2019 to March 2020.

The analysis in this report covers a period largely prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the lockdown measures introduced on 23 March 2020.

Main points

  • There were 10,584 fires attended by the FRAs in Wales, equating to 34 fires per 10,000 population. This is a decrease of 18% compared with 2018-19. Since responsibility for fire and rescue services was devolved to Wales in 2004‑05 the number and rate have more than halved.
  • There were 14,758 false alarms attended in 2019-20, equating to 47 per 10,000 population and a decrease of 2% compared with 2018-19.
  • There were 182 deaths and injuries due to fires in Wales (6 per 100,000 population). This is a slight increase 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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