Muscat : More than 4,000 fire incidents were recorded in the Sultanate of Oman by the end of 2022.
The total number of fire incidents in the Sultanate of Oman by the end of 2022 reached 4,186, according to statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The statistics showed that most of the accidents occurred in residential establishments, amounting to 1,345 accidents, while fires in agricultural establishments amounted to 408 accidents, and in means of transportation, they amounted to 930 accidents, and in companies and commercial establishments, they amounted to 302 accidents.
As for other causes of fires, such as waste accidents, they amounted to 839 accidents, and 234 accidents occurred in electrical equipment, lines, and poles. As for government facilities, they amounted to 50 accidents, and in places of worship 8 accidents, and in industrial facilities, they amounted to 41 accidents. As for other fire incidents, they amounted to 29 cases.
Statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information also indicated that Muscat Governorate came first in terms of the number of recorded fires with 1,307 incidents, followed by North Al Batinah Governorate with 949 incidents, then Al Dakhiliyah Governorate had 435 accidents, South Al Batinah with 367 accidents, and Dhofar with 349 accidents.
The number of fire accidents in the South Al Sharqiyah Governorate reached 235 accidents, while in the Al Dhahirah Governorate it reached 180 accidents, in the North Al Sharqiyah Governorate 177 accidents, in the Buraimi Governorate 109 accidents, in the Musandam Governorate 40 accidents, and in the Al Wusta Governorate 38 accidents.