Watch out if the month is July, you're in Tower Hamlets and it's 7pm.

Why? It's the most common month, place and time for fires to occur in London.

The figures released by London Fire Brigade on Thursday, July 30, are the most comprehensive from the brigade to be published over its 150 year history.

The fire census shows July was the brigade's busiest month, 7pm was its busiest hour, that half of all household fires start in the kitchen and Tower Hamlets has more blazes than any other borough.

Tower Hamlets has regularly kept its top spot over the years, with data showing that in 2000 there were 3,211 fires recorded and in 2014 there were 977 - both figures were the highest of any borough in London that year.

Neighbouring borough Newham recorded the second highest number of fires of any other inner London borough in 2000 with 3,011 fires, moving down to fourth place in 2014 with 822 fires.

Greenwich was also high in the ranks, recording the highest amount of fires for an outer London borough in 2000 with 2,341, but improving by 2014, putting it in fifth place with 679 fires.

The Fire Facts 1966 - 2014 report also shows that last year the amount of fires in London dropped below 20,000 for the first time since records for the whole city began in 1966 - despite the population of the capital increasing by 1.3million since 2000.

The brigade has attributed the decrease in fires to the amount of safety work carried out by firefighters through home visits and increased fire safety advice.

London Fire Brigade commissioner Ron Dobson said: “We use this incredible wealth of data to target fire prevention and community safety work.

"The downward trend in fires is a huge credit to our staff and the public for acting on our life saving advice.

“The more information we can give about how, where and why fires happen will undoubtedly educate Londoners to the risks that still exist and hopefully save their lives.

“We are winning the battle but the war is far from over so we cannot became complacent.

“For the small number of fires smoking and candles cause they still cause a disproportion ally high level of deaths especially with elderly people and we will continue our target approach to reduce fires and deaths further.”