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Statistical Bulletin: Crime and Justice Series: Fire Statistics Scotland, 2008-09 Final (2009-10 Provisional)

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Table 15: Casualties from accidental primary dwelling fires by source of ignition and cause 2008-09 - Scotland (1)(2)

Fatal Casualties of Accidental Primary Dwelling Fires

Number

Placing articles and heat too close

Careless handling of fire or hot substances

Chip or fat pan fires

Faulty appliances and leads

Faulty fuel supplies

Misuse of equipment/ appliances

Other

Unspecified

Total fatal casualties

Candles

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

2

Central/Water heating appliances

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Chimney, stove pipe, flue

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cooking appliances

1

-

1

-

-

3

-

-

5

Electrical distribution

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Other electrical appliances

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

-

3

Smokers' materials and matches

1

22

-

-

-

-

-

-

23

Space heating appliances

4

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

6

Other

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

Unspecified

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

6

8

Total

7

23

1

3

-

5

4

6

49

Non-Fatal Casualties of Accidental Primary Dwelling Fires

Number

Placing articles and heat too close

Careless handling of fire or hot substances

Chip or fat pan fires

Faulty appliances and leads

Faulty fuel supplies

Misuse of equipment/ appliances

Other

Unspecified

Total non-fatal casualties

Candles

9

5

-

-

-

1

57

-

72

Central/Water heating appliances

2

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

4

Chimney, stove pipe, flue

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

3

Cooking appliances

36

-

211

27

-

459

5

-

738

Electrical distribution

2

-

-

14

11

2

3

-

32

Other electrical appliances

4

1

-

55

-

7

5

1

73

Smokers' materials and matches

6

131

-

-

-

1

-

1

139

Space heating appliances

23

1

-

5

-

17

5

-

51

Other

9

15

-

-

-

9

10

5

48

Unspecified

-

-

-

-

-

-

8

20

28

Total

91

153

211

103

11

496

96

27

1,188

Notes

(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