From the London Fire Brigade
The Brigade has taken an innovative new approach and designed a system to rate the severity of house fires. The index ranks fires as severe, significant, moderate or slight and shows that in the last year 2,257 fires, a third of all house fires, were severe. 2011 figures are summarised in the press release.
You can read more on figures for 2010 and the development of the index in these reports to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.
The Severity of Fire in Dwellings (March 2011)