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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2000

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2000

6 Buildings fires by detail of buildings, Scotland, 1999-00 (Table 2)

6.1 Dwellings fires, which accounted for 70 per cent of total buildings fires, decreased by 1 per cent to 9,309 fires in 2000. The largest percentage increase in buildings fires was in further education buildings, which rose by 77 per cent to 76 fires. Fires in construction industry premises also rose substantially by 68 per cent to number 133. The largest percentage fall in buildings fires was in school buildings, which fell by 32 per cent from 174 fires in 1999 to 119 fires in 2000.