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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2003

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2003

Casualties from accidental fires 1 in dwellings 2 by source of ignition and cause 2003 3

Table 11
Casualties

Source of Ignition

Total

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

Articles and heat too close

Other

Unspecified

Fatal causalties

Smokers materials and matches

17

-

-

-

-

-

17

-

-

-

Cooking appliances

14

-

-

1

11

-

-

2

-

-

Space heating appliances

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

Central/water heating appliances

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Welding and cutting equipment

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Blowlamps

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Vehicle related

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Electrical distribution

2

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

Other electrical appliances

4

-

3

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Other applicances

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Chimney, stove pipe, flue

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Candles

5

-

-

-

-

-

1

4

-

-

Other

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Unspecified

14

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

3

10

Total

57

-

5

2

11

-

18

7

4

10

Nonfatal casualties

Smokers materials and matches

282

-

-

3

-

15

242

18

4

-

Cooking appliances

809

1

14

301

452

3

5

20

13

-

Space heating appliances

47

-

13

1

-

-

7

18

8

-

Central/water heating appliances

3

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Welding and cutting equipment

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Blowlamps

4

-

1

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

Vehicle related

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Electrical distribution

16

10

4

1

-

-

-

-

1

-

Other electrical appliances

76

-

51

12

-

-

-

9

4

-

Other applicances

3

1

1

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

Chimney, stove pipe, flue

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

Candles

64

-

-

1

-

-

17

26

20

-

Other

16

-

-

2

-

3

1

2

5

3

Unspecified

28

-

-

1

-

-

4

2

4

17

Total

1,349

12

87

325

452

21

277

95

60

20

1 Including late call, heat and smoke damage only incidents.
2 Includes caravans, houseboats and other non-building structures used solely as a permanent dwelling.
3 Excludes estimates for incidents occuring during industrial action in January and February 2003