Firefighters were called to more than 30 deliberate fires every day in a two-month period

05 March 2019

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have released data showing that emergency service crews dealt with 1,824 blazes between March and April 2018.

Deliberate fire calls included 319 in the city of Glasgow, 128 in Edinburgh, and hundreds more in counties across the country.

Over 1,800 deliberate fires, involving building and vehicle fires, incidents in outdoor areas such as fields, the countryside and burning refuse, resulted in call-outs for SFRS crews.

This is a reduction of 34% on the 2,782 deliberate fire calls that mobilised SFRS crews during the same period in 2017.

Source: SFRS, 26 February 2019