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Statistical Bulletin Crime and Justice Series: Fire Statistics Scotland, 2009-10, (2010-11 Provisional)

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Table 16: Casualties from accidental primary dwelling fires by source of ignition and cause 2009-10 - Scotland

Fatal Casualties of Accidental Primary Dwelling Fires (1)

Number

Placing articles too close to heat

Careless handling of fire or hot substances

Cooking - Chip/fat pan fires

Faulty appliances and leads

Faulty fuel supplies

Misuse of equipment or appliance (heat source) (3)

Playing with fire

Others

Unspecified

Total

Blowlamps

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Candles

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

Central/Water heating appliances

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Chimney, stove pipe, flue

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cooking appliances

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

2

-

3

Electrical distribution

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

1

Other electrical appliances

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

1

-

3

Smokers' materials and matches

-

21

-

-

-

-

-

5

-

26

Space heating appliances

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Welding/cutting equipment

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Other

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

Unspecified

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

8

-

9

Total r

1

25

1

2

1

-

-

16

-

47

Non-Fatal Casualties of Accidental Primary Dwelling Fires (1)(2)

Number

Placing articles too close to heat

Careless handling of fire or hot substances

Cooking - Chip/fat pan fires

Faulty appliances and leads

Faulty fuel supplies

Misuse of equipment or appliance (heat source) (3)

Playing with fire

Others

Unspecified

Total

Blowlamps

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

Candles

16

12

-

-

-

7

-

4

-

39

Central/Water heating appliances

1

-

-

2

1

-

-

-

-

4

Chimney, stove pipe, flue

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

-

6

Cooking appliances

26

22

175

8

1

286

-

6

1

525

Electrical distribution

-

-

-

10

9

1

-

4

-

24

Other electrical appliances

1

-

-

44

1

4

-

7

-

57

Smokers' materials and matches

7

101

-

-

-

1

1

15

-

125

Space heating appliances

11

1

-

6

-

4

-

14

-

36

Welding/cutting equipment

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

Other

6

8

-

1

-

4

-

14

-

33

Unspecified

3

9

2

-

-

-

-

17

-

31

Total r

71

153

177

71

12

309

1

87

1

882

Notes

r - revised

(1) - includes caravans and houseboats used solely as a permanent dwelling

(2) - there has been a change in the recording of non-fatal casualties and 2009-10 and beyond can no longer be compared to previous years - see section 3 for details

(3) Under IRS, the category for "Misuse of equipment or appliances" includes incidents which have been recorded as "Other cooking" (a new category introduced with IRS).

It is believed that the majority of these incidents were previously recorded as the misuse of cooking appliances under the FDR1 collection