Residents safer from fire, says new report

People living in North Tyneside are safer from fire according to new figures released by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

Figures for 2012-13 show that the number of incidents attended by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have reduced by 13 per cent whilst false alarms and calls from non domestic properties reduced by four per cent.

Deliberate fires dropped by 40 per cent.

The number of people injured in accidental house fires increased by 51 per cent from 21 to 32, however, while special service calls, such as flooding and road traffic, have risen from three per cent from 279 to 288.

False alarm calls from domestic properties have increased by 15 per cent from 248 to 285.

But for the first time ever no one the borough lost their life in an accidental house fire, says the report.