Data on fires, location, cause, motive, casualties and false alarms and Special Service Incidents attended for April to September 2021.
This is not the latest release in the series: Fire and rescue incident statistics
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.
- 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%.
- 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.
- 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.
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