SFRS report drop in number of fires

25 June 2019

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The latest figures from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) reveal that house fires in Aberdeen dropped by ten per cent in four years. A total of 261 accidental fires in the home were reported to SFRS between April 2018 and March 2019, down from 299 during the same period in 2015 to 2016.  This comes as SFRS crews delivered 2,927 free Home Fire Safety Visits (HFSV) across Aberdeen from April 2018 to March 2019, an increase of 614 on the previous 12 months.

In South Lanarkshire, the number of deliberate fires has fallen to their lowest level in five years. The latest figures show that there were 696 deliberately set secondary fire incidents in the area in the last year, which is the lowest number recorded since the inception of SFRS. The number of accidental fires in the home in South Lanarkshire also fell to 229 between April 2018 and March 2019, down from 244 during the previous year. 

Source: SFRS, 20 June 2019