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Increase in fire deaths

Increase in fire deaths

Jul 22, 2019

There’s been a sharp rise in fire-related deaths locally  – despite Devon and Somerset Fire Service having attended fewer incidents. 10 people died in fire incidents in 2018 – 6 more than in 2017.

In their annual report, the Devon and Somerset Fire Service say they received 5,800 false alarm calls, at the rate of 16 a day last year – up 2 per cent.

The service attended 17,814 incidents in 2018 – a five percent drop on 2017.

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