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ImageDEN HAAG (ANP) - The number of fires last year was particularly high. According to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), which became known Wednesday, rode the best firefighter 15,000 fires in homes and other buildings. That was the highest number since 1997.


In total, the number of fire outbreaks reported the fire (inside and outside) with 5 percent down to 47,000.

One in five within fires was caused by a malfunction or improper use of a device such as frying pans, televisions, dryers and cookers. More than one in ten fires were lit, said the CBS. Of 36 percent of the fires within the cause is not obsolete.

Wet summer

The number of fires in the open air increased by 8 percent to about 31,000. There were fewer fires especially in the countryside. According to CBS was that the wet summer.

From the outside, half arson fires or vandalism. It was mainly paper and refuse containers and cars in flames spoke.


The fire brigade was quickly on the ground last year than previous years. According to CBS was that since a long time improvement. Especially the time between notification and the departure of the blusvoertuigen was shorter. It was found that the forces in major cities to act more quickly than elsewhere.

Were seen by the province in nozzleman South Holland is generally the fastest spot in nearly 40 percent of cases within eight minutes. The firefighters Zealand in did there on the longest. They were in 15 percent of cases within eight minutes at the fire.

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