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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2003

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2003

Fires 1,2 in dwellings 3 and other buildings by cause and brigade area,

Scotland (England, Wales & N.Ireland) 2003 4

Table 10(a)
Fires

Brigade Area

Total

Cause of Fire

Deliberate 5

Faulty fuel supplies

Faulty appliance and leads

Misuse of equipment or appliances

Chip or fat pan fires

Playing with fire

Careless handling of fire or hot substances

Placing articles and heat too close

Other accidental

Unspecified

Dwellings

Central

313

63

10

15

112

64

1

16

9

15

6

Dumfries & Galloway

154

22

1

22

59

20

1

5

7

17

1

Fife

445

110

8

44

88

93

7

48

22

23

1

Grampian

927

175

17

58

395

107

-

72

36

67

-

Highland & Islands

266

29

11

28

85

36

-

22

19

33

2

Lothian & Borders

1,599

476

54

114

438

176

10

164

106

55

6

Strathclyde

3,673

789

59

317

855

1,062

23

319

160

65

23

Tayside

666

126

12

48

193

101

10

76

36

40

24

Scotland

8,043

1,790

173

648

2,224

1,658

53

723

394

315

65

England

51,122

10,898

1,591

5,997

13,903

6,158

494

3,971

3,874

3,720

515

Wales

2,787

525

111

239

874

375

32

207

204

204

13

N.Ireland

1,871

612

45

149

355

196

12

117

139

223

23

Other Buildings

Central

214

109

-

23

31

5

-

6

1

28

10

Dumfries & Galloway

110

37

18

14

12

4

-

6

4

14

-

Fife

236

127

14

33

32

3

-

10

-

17

-

Grampian

389

126

14

58

81

4

4

26

15

55

6

Highland & Islands

165

49

7

31

22

7

-

10

10

22

6

Lothian & Borders

653

305

28

113

68

20

-

27

16

64

11

Strathclyde

1,591

845

46

283

53

54

7

115

70

96

22

Tayside

302

123

7

31

21

-

-

43

8

60

8

Scotland

3,659

1,720

134

587

321

98

11

243

124

358

63

England

34,835

15,497

1,460

5,435

3,354

639

85

1,921

1,451

4,257

735

Wales

2,234

970

163

247

276

48

10

97

80

329

14

N.Ireland

1,018

499

65

110

65

5

5

35

50

159

24

1 Including late call, heat and smoke damage only incidents.
2 Figures are based on sample data weighted to the brigade totals.
3 Includes caravans, houseboats and other non-building structures used solely as a permanent dwelling.
4 Includes estimates for incidents occuring during industrial action in January and February 2003
5 Deliberate fires include fires where deliberate or malicious ignition was merely suspected.