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More than a 1,000 fires in London’s gardens per year

by LLB Reporter
10th May 18 10:37 am

Study shows 

The London Fire Brigade were called to 1,185 garden fires in 2017, according to analysis of official figures by home insurer Policy Expert.

The data, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from fire stations across the capital, revealed that Croydon, Enfield and Hounslow were the worst affected London boroughs, with 73, 72 and 68 call outs respectively. This is compared to just 6 incidents in Islington, 5 in Westminster and 4 in Kensington and Chelsea.

Out of the 1,185 reported incidents, over half (53%) of these occurred during just a four month period (April to July), as homeowners made the most of barbeque season.

Total garden fires split by London borough:

Croydon 73
Enfield 72
Hounslow 68
Brent 65
Hillingdon 65
Ealing 60
Havering 58
Barnet 57
Barking and Dagenham 56
Newham 54
Redbridge 46
Waltham Forest 42
Greenwich 41
Merton 41
Sutton 40
Bexley 39
Bromley 37
Lambeth 36
Harrow 34
Haringey 33
Lewisham 32
Tower Hamlets 20
Wandsworth 18
Hackney 17
Hammersmith and Fulham 16
Kingston upon Thames 13
Richmond upon Thames 13
Camden 12
Southwark 12
Islington 6
Westminster 5
Kensington and Chelsea 4

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