Firemen fielded 32,000 calls last year, statistics show

Firemen answered 32,000 emergency calls in 2010, the agency reported Wednesday.

These not only included fires, but traffic accidents, flooding, killer bees, wind damage, dangerous materials and gas leaks. The exact number of calls was 32, 255, the  Cuerpo de Bomberos said.

There were more than 10,000 reported attacks from killer bees and 8,165 fires. Fire calls were lower than those in 2009, but bee emergencies were up. Some 17 persons died in fires or as a result of fires, according to the statistics.

Firemen said that 42 percent of the fires were related to the electrical systems. Some 17 percent were set.

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