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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Fires by detailed location, motive and financial year
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[Collapse]Fires attended..25,184..27,399
Fires attended[Collapse]Total fires(r) 4,649(r) 6,37411,023(r) 5,389(r) 7,52312,912
Total fires[Collapse]All primary fires3,1171,1994,3163,1331,2594,392
All primary fires[Collapse]Buildings2,1513882,5392,0923432,435
[Expand]Non residential buildings571243814579207786
[Expand]Other residential buildings9513108841195
[Expand]Road vehicles8276771,5048516351,486
Outdoor[Expand]Other transport vehicles1211310212
[Expand]Other outdoors127133260180279459
[Collapse]All secondary fires1,1275,1746,3011,9236,2628,185
All secondary fires[Expand]Derelict buildings17100117257196
Outdoor[Expand]Derelict other transport vehicles101000
[Collapse]Other Outdoors1,1015,0316,1321,8926,1558,047
Other Outdoors[Expand]Grassland, woodland and crops4361,5882,0241,0762,6863,762
[Expand]Other outdoors (including land)3402,7793,1194662,8913,357
[Expand]Outdoor equipment and machinery29103924428
[Expand]Outdoor structures296654950326574900
[Expand]Derelict road vehicles8435163642
[Expand]Chimney fires(r) 405(r) 1406(r) 333(r) 2335
[Expand]Fire false alarms..14,161..14,487


Fires and casualties by detailed location

Last update
August 2019 August 2019

Next update
August 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Fire incident recording system, Home Office

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Fire and rescue authorities

Geographical coverage
Fire and rescue authorities

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The table shows the number of fires and related casualties (fatalities and non-fatal casualties) attended by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.
The data shows detailed location type and motive.
Note: 2008-09 Figures are partially based on sampled data, weighted to true brigade totals.
Since 2009-10 data have been extracted from the Incident Recording System (IRS). This is a live system and consequently it is possible that data extracted at a different time may not match the figures in this table. For instance the data published in the Performance Indicator tables are extracted at a different time and so may not match exactly those presented here.
2009-10 data were extracted from IRS in May 2011.
2010-11 data were extracted from IRS in May 2012.
2011-12 data were extracted from IRS in May 2013.
2012-13 data were extracted from IRS in May 2014.
2013-14 data were extracted in June 2015.
2014-15 data were extracted in July 2016.
2015-16 data were extracted in July 2017.
2016-17 data were extracted from IRS in July 2018.
2017-18 and 2018-19 data were extracted from IRS in July 2019.
2018-19 data are currently provisional and will be updated August 2020.

Source: The Home Office

Added to StatsWales: July 2011


Data collection and calculation
Data prior to 2009-10 were collected via the Fire Data Report (FDR) paper forms.
Data from 2009-10 onwards were collected via the Incident Recording System (IRS).

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Financial years 2008-09 to 2018-19

Users, uses and context
The data are used to inform policy decisions and to provide contextual information. The data is used by the Welsh Government to help monitor trends in incidents attended by FRAs over time and provides information on FRAs’ performance and activities to citizens and communities in Wales.
See web link for further information.

Rounding applied
Fire data prior to 2009-10 are based on a sampled dataset and so are rounded to the nearest whole number. For this reason the sum of component parts may not equal the totals shown.

Revisions information
Revisions are marked with an (r). The most recent year shown is currently provisional and may be revised when the table is next updated.

Statistical quality
See weblinks

Fire, False alarm, Fire and Rescue Authority, Casualties, Fatal, Non-Fatal, Dwellings, Motive, Accidental, Deliberate