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Grassland: Fires

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many grassland and heathland fires there were in each year since 1986, broken down by (a) fire authority and (b) region. [R] (193024)

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The following table provides figures for 1995 to 2006.

Grassland and heathland fires by fire and rescue authority and Government Office region, England, 1995 to 2006

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

England

133,495

77,037

47,881

28,494

45,201

38,579

48,753

47,940

110,460

41,071

50,789

65,608

North West

29,635

18,028

8,054

3,963

6,221

5,815

7,293

6,833

17,959

6,561

7,406

10,505

Cheshire

3,272

2,157

990

521

772

763

1,310

1,138

2,346

920

990

1,656

Cumbria

655

842

267

112

236

294

373

280

1,003

487

457

500

Lancashire

3,433

2,600

936

390

557

735

974

1,551

3,264

1,385

1,343

1,567

Greater Manchester

11,782

5,391

2,746

1,078

2,145

1,702

2,173

1,948

6,401

1,550

1,855

3,099

Merseyside

10,493

7,038

3,115

1,862

2,511

2,321

2,463

1,916

4,945

2,219

2,761

3,683

North East

8,936

6,478

4,566

2,321

4,563

4,114

4,554

4,452

8,628

3,048

3,995

6,626

Cleveland

1,665

1,258

743

424

764

862

993

1,194

1,979

755

1,169

1,701

Durham

2,082

1,416

1,358

656

1,068

833

1,028

857

1,894

710

933

1,533

Northumberland

863

555

408

163

397

466

413

393

961

313

331

481

Tyne and Wear

4,326

3,249

2,057

1,078

2,334

1,953

2,120

2,008

3,794

1,270

1,562

2,911

Yorks and Humberside

20,450

8,713

4,709

3,308

5,690

4,173

5,982

5,818

12,886

3,885

5,672

7,098

Humberside

2,344

1,912

1,002

741

947

111

836

1,062

2,277

736

928

1,135

North Yorkshire

673

359

309

188

268

240

314

344

657

276

359

470

South Yorkshire

7,837

3,433

1,794

1,518

2,317

1,755

2,307

2,508

5,006

1,396

2,111

2,551

West Yorkshire

9,596

3,009

1,604

861

2,158

1,401

2,525

1,904

4,946

1,477

2,274

2,942

West Midlands

19,566

8,552

6,375

3,583

5,550

6,393

6,994

7,849

15,836

5,970

7,029

10,802

Hereford and Worcester

1,416

812

582

293

421

455

478

601

1,212

510

521

803

Shropshire

1,162

433

512

335

472

470

652

682

1,049

525

483

837

Staffordshire

4,356

2,078

1,328

827

992

1,109

1,420

1,362

2,918

1,181

1,412

1,974

Warwickshire

1,727

800

460

274

442

397

349

466

814

307

371

444

West Midlands

10,905

4,429

3,493

1,854

3,223

3,962

4,095

4,738

9,843

3,447

4,242

6,744

East Midlands

12,316

6,244

3,606

2,917

4,522

3,441

4,479

5,218

11,035

4,114

5,063

5,982

Derbyshire

2,544

1,342

666

436

732

640

705

758

1,604

565

1,035

1,002

Leicestershire

2,355

1,209

624

573

774

712

778

860

2,055

624

701

769

Lincolnshire

1,143

734

407

327

513

334

443

433

994

420

458

617

Northamptonshire

1,414

613

390

283

302

263

476

507

1,225

439

510

681

Nottinghamshire

4,860

2,346

1,519

1,298

2,201

1,492

2,077

2,660

5,157

2,066

2,359

2,913

East

8,571

6,835

4,908

3,197

3,910

3,281

3,851

4,285

10,269

3,697

4,825

6,222

Bedfordshire

942

576

402

231

410

248

318

371

1,141

296

458

452

Cambridgeshire

623

796

502

393

436

423

372

549

990

373

528

659

Essex

3,790

3,026

2,036

1,429

1,659

1,384

1,687

1,586

3,834

1,584

2,216

2,517

Hertfordshire

1,135

563

863

508

695

552

617

647

2,153

578

700

838

Norfolk

1,111

966

527

333

400

365

463

629

1,137

449

443

1,015

Suffolk

970

908

578

303

310

309

394

503

1,014

417

480

741

South West

8,831

4,754

3,191

1,959

2,770

2,897

3,949

3,321

6,777

3,373

4,000

4,565

Avon

2,250

775

357

336

591

613

970

988

2,171

868

1,474

1,484

Cornwall

1,212

822

505

205

334

352

389

346

624

388

421

610

Devon

1,641

1,063

814

425

533

554

676

570

1,006

656

546

840

Dorset

2,020

947

824

553

765

832

1,223

732

1,174

776

870

725

Gloucestershire

632

419

221

175

193

211

199

223

700

229

322

360

Somerset

539

340

254

139

174

156

217

221

506

238

167

285

Wiltshire

530

375

214

125

177

174

267

231

589

208

197

253

Isles of Scilly

7

13

2

1

3

5

8

10

7

10

3

8

South East

13,669

7,923

6,251

3,467

5,705

4,098

6,250

5,650

13,565

5,573

5,941

7,035

Berkshire

2,087

1,027

774

432

538

461

631

657

1,550

614

698

824

Buckinghamshire

1,179

496

469

195

388

237

279

303

819

269

262

335

East Sussex

689

482

357

190

314

335

438

255

818

245

223

389

Hampshire

4,048

1,914

1,591

923

1,536

1,224

2,179

1,792

4,059

1,792

1,646

2,255

Isle of Wight

153

131

95

55

91

65

125

83

140

54

59

83

Kent

2,373

1,758

1,298

899

1,401

735

1,094

1,096

2,861

1,029

1,455

1,431

Oxfordshire

565

507

378

198

287

233

303

326

710

334

299

330

Surrey

1,821

1,056

851

351

735

465

751

710

1,755

820

899

942

West Sussex

754

552

438

224

415

343

450

428

853

416

400

446

London

11,521

9,510

6,221

3,779

6,270

4,367

5,401

4,514

13,505

4,850

6,858

6,773

Note:

Data for 2006 are provisional.