Number of fires in Lambeth halves in a decade
4:53pm Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
Fires have more than halved over the last decade across Lambeth, figures released on Monday revealed., There were 946 blazes last year - or about three a day - down from 2,114 fires in 2001.
Lambeth borough commander Ian Black said: "These figures show that people in Lambeth are less likely to have a fire than ever before and local residents are far safer as a result."
The number of house fires also fell by about a third from 509 in 2001 to 334 in 2011. Firefighters in Lambeth last year attended over 5,154 incidents including call outs to road traffic collisions, false alarms and to rescue people stuck in lifts.
This marked a 36 per cent drop over the past decade from 8,020 incidents.
Mr Black said the London Fire Brigade had targeted people at risk of fire by giving life-saving advice and smoke alarms.
He said: "People in Lambeth are really benefitting from the hard work of our firefighters. However, whilst the borough has become a safer place there is no room for complacency."
The number of fires across the capital is now at its lowest point since 1966.