Fires in Wandsworth drop by 40 per cent
The number of fires in Wandsworth has dropped by more than 40 per cent over the past decade, according to figures released by the London Fire Brigade.
Last year fires in Wandsworth fell to 737, which is just two fires a day and the lowest number in 10 years.
Across London the number of blazes has halved over the past decade and is now at its lowest point since England last won the World Cup.
Reports also show the number of incidents firefighters attend in Wandsworth has fallen by about 40 per cent, which includes false alarms and traffic accidents.
The total number of incidents attended by fire crews last year was 3,570, compared to 5,836 in 2001.
Nigel Miles, borough commander for Wandsworth, said: "These figures show that people in Wandsworth are less likely to have a fire than ever before and local residents are far safer as a result.
"People in Wandsworth are really benefiting from the hard work of our firefighters.
"However, whilst the borough has become a safer place there is no room for complacency.
"Brigade chiefs are committed to keeping local residents even safer, not least by preventing fires from happening in the first place."