School fires

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3673
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you provide figures detailing the number and estimated annual cost of fires within London schools?

Answer

Answer for School fires

Answer for School fires

Answered By: 
The Mayor

LFB attended 669 fires in schools in the five years 2010/11 to 2014/15 (an average of some 134 a year).

The estimated annual cost of these fires in terms of reinstatement works and other disruptions is not held by LFB. However, as part of a campaign in 2011 about arson in schools, it was estimated that the cost of school fires nationally was around £65 million, with London accounting for over a third of that figure.