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Chandler, S.E., 1974. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF FIRE REPORTS FROM FIRE BRIGADES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, 1973. Fire Research Notes 1008
A preliminary analysis shows that there were 322 037 fires attended by local authority fire brigades in the United Kingdom, the highest ever total recorded. There were 944 deaths reported in the year of which three were fire brigade personnel; it is likely that the final figure will exceed 1000. There were 6377 non-fatal casualties reported in the United Kingdom. The direct fire loss was Â£193.9M, the highest figure ever reported.