Data on fires, location, cause, motive, casualties and false alarms and Special Service Incidents attended for April to September 2020.
This is not the latest release in the series: Fire and rescue incident statistics
The data presented here are the first in the series to be wholly covered by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
These provisional data refer to the period 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020 and compare with the same period in the previous year).
- The Welsh Fire and Rescue Services attended 6,245 fires in this period, a decrease of 3%.
- There were 2,065 primary fires in Wales, a decrease of 9%.
- There were 4,095 secondary fires in Wales, a slight increase in numbers but no percentage change. Since a large proportion of secondary fires occur outside, they are likely to be influenced by weather conditions.
- There were 1,790 grassland, woodland and crop fires in this period, an increase of 4%.
- There were 10 fire deaths in Wales, 2 more than reported in the same period in the previous year.
- There were 59 injuries in this period, 50 fewer than in the previous year.
- A further 150 received first aid, were sent to a hospital for precautionary tests or were advised to seek medical advice. This is similar to the number in the previous year.
- There were 8,082 fire false alarms in Wales, 8% more than reported in the same period the previous year.
- There were 153 malicious fire false alarms, 22% fewer than in the same period in the previous year.
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