Bexley fire figures slashed

PUBLISHED: 17:01 03 September 2012

Firefighters at Sidcup station

Firefighters at Sidcup station


Fires in Bexley have reached their lowest point for 10 years according to new figures released today (September 3).

Last year there were 702 fires in the borough compared to 1,665 in 2001, a fall of 58 per cent.

The London Fire Brigade says the figures show people in Bexley are now safer than ever from fire and the number of incidents firefighters in the borough has also fallen by 44 per cent in the period.

Bexley borough fire commander Cyril O’Brien said: “People in Bexley are really benefiting from the hard work of our firefighters.

“Brigade chiefs are committed to keeping local residents even safer, not least by preventing fires from taking place in the first place.”

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