Warwickshire ‘best performing authority in the country’ for reducing accidental fires

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Property and vehicle fires are down by 9.6 per cent and fire-related casualties are down by 30 per cent to 14 in the past three years, according to new figures.

They also show that domestic fires are at an all-time low of 174 and there have been no fire deaths in the home since 2010.

Cllr Richard Hobbs, the county councillor responsible for the fire service, said: “Warwickshire has become the best performing authority in the country for reducing accidental fires in the home and has also invested heavily in new equipment such as the road traffic collision unit, water rescue unit and small fires unit as well as increasing fire training.”

Council leader Cllr Alan Farnell added that Warwickshire was the safest place in the country to live with regard to house fires.