Fires in London at lowest rate since 1966

The number of fires recorded in London is now at its lowest level since records began thanks to the fire prevention work by the London Fire Brigade (LFB). The figures also show that the number of people killed by fires in London has halved in the last five years and is now at its lowest level since the millennium.


The figures, the first since fire station closures in January 2014, show that there were fewer than 20,000 fires in London last year. The LFB says that the reduction is down to the increase in prevention work which has been undertaken.


Chairman of Greenwich Conservatives, Cllr Geoff Brighty, commented on the figures saying “It is reassuring to see that the prevention work of the London Fire Brigade is helping to significantly reduce the number of tragic deaths in the capital - it is a reflection of the work and dedication of our cities fire-fighters”.