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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 spread of fire, Scotland, 1994-2003

Table 12
Fires 1: percentage

Spread of fire

1994

1995 4

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002 5

2003 6

Dwellings

Number of fires

Confined to item

5,570

5,268

5,491

5,393

5,256

5,266

5,469

5,037

4,542

4,448

Beyond item but confined to room

3,067

3,116

3,113

3,136

3,119

3,223

3,110

3,049

2,929

2,713

Elsewhere in building

615

643

619

501

507

587

516

450

522

509

Beyond building

33

25

32

35

28

52

36

44

28

31

No fire damage

254

100

261

260

244

287

172

256

219

214

Total

9,539

9,152

9,516

9,325

9,154

9,415

9,303

8,836

8,240

7,916

Percentage

Confined to item

58%

58%

58%

58%

57%

56%

59%

57%

55%

56%

Beyond item but confined to room

32%

34%

33%

34%

34%

34%

33%

35%

36%

34%

Elsewhere in building

6%

7%

7%

5%

6%

6%

6%

5%

6%

6%

Beyond building

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

1%

0%

0%

0%

0%

No fire damage

3%

1%

3%

3%

3%

3%

2%

3%

3%

3%

Other Buildings

Number of fires

Confined to item

1,877

1,714

1,773

1,704

1,758

1,840

1,909

1,749

1,642

1,636

Beyond item but confined to room

1,733

2,026

1,950

1,689

1,593

1,575

1,496

1,722

1,493

1,413

Elsewhere in building

484

397

320

354

271

394

300

283

208

278

Beyond building

102

130

109

91

108

147

98

121

111

145

No fire damage

120

37

107

124

71

106

145

102

103

141

Total

4,315

4,303

4,259

3,963

3,800

4,063

3,947

3,976

3,557

3,612

Percentage

Confined to item

43%

40%

42%

43%

46%

45%

48%

44%

46%

45%

Beyond item but confined to room

40%

47%

46%

43%

42%

39%

38%

43%

42%

39%

Elsewhere in building

11%

9%

8%

9%

7%

10%

8%

7%

6%

8%

Beyond building

2%

3%

3%

2%

3%

4%

2%

3%

3%

4%

No fire damage

3%

1%

3%

3%

2%

3%

4%

3%

3%

4%

1 Figures are based on sample data weighted to the brigade totals.
2 Including additional late call and heat and smoke damage only incidents.
3 Includes caravans, houseboats and other non-building structures used solely as a permanent dwelling.
4 Data for 1995 exclude some late call, heat and smoke damage only incidents.
5 Excludes incidents occuring during ten days of national industrial action in November 2002.
6 Excludes estimates for incidents occuring during industrial action in January and February 2003