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Fires down nearly 50 per cent in Harrow
The number of fires in the borough has nearly halved in the last ten years, figures show.
Firefighters were called to just 457 fires in Harrow last year, compared to 826 in 2001 – a 45 per cent drop over the decade – according to statistics released by the London Fire Brigade.
Callouts to incidents such as false alarms, non-emergency calls and road crashes have also dropped.
James Cleverly, chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, put the drop down to the brigade’s work to identify people more likely to have a fire and provide them with advice and smoke alarms.