Fires across Harrow have dropped by 27% over the last five years, according to new figures released by London Fire Brigade.
The figures, released on Monday (June 1), reveal that the number of fires in Harrow in 2014 was 313, considerably lower than the 428 fires in 2010/2011.
For the first time since records began in 1966, there were fewer than 20,000 fires in a 12-month period in the whole of London.
Other Harrow statistics show that in the last five years the number of false alarms have fallen by 16% and all incidents have fallen to 1,681 – a reduction of 18%.
The number of services including flooding, animal rescues and road traffic collisions has also fallen over the last five years, with 435 incidents – down 14%.
London Fire Brigade’s Borough Commander for Harrow, Jules Lloyd, said: “The figures are a credit to firefighters, fire engineers, fire investigators, community safety specialists and many other staff who have made huge progress in educating people about the importance of fire safety.
“We have worked incredibly hard with our partners in the borough to work on reducing the number of fires we attend and will continue to target those most at risk to prevent deaths and serious injuries.”