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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2000

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2000

9 Detail for outdoor fires (including secondary fires) by brigade area, Scotland (England, Wales & Northern Ireland), 2000 (Table 3a)

9.1 In 2000, 32,432 fires (82 per cent) of Scotland's total outdoor fires (including secondary fires) were secondary fires and 6,946 fires (18 per cent) were primary outdoor fires. By comparison the overall UK figures were 241,357 (69 per cent) and 106,891 (31 per cent) respectively.

9.2 In Scotland, road vehicle fires accounted for 15 per cent of total outdoor fires (including secondary fires). The equivalent proportion for the UK as a whole was almost twice this - at 27 per cent (94,827 fires out of 348,248 total UK outdoor fires).