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EIR1628 / September 2023 / Listed Building Fires

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold part of the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 - Can I please request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

1) The number of fires that the service responded to in listed buildings (to include Grade I, Grade II*, Grade II) between January 2018 and August 2023 (or the latest available date).

2) The names and addresses of the buildings referred to in Q1.

3) If possible, information on whether each fire referred to in Q1 was considered deliberate.

Please see attached spreadsheet for some of the data requested.

Our records do not hold all of the Grade 1 and Grade 2 listing status of buildings within our area.

The Grade 1 and Grade 2 status of a premise may be noted in our Site-Specific Risk Plans (SSRP).

We are aware that this listing status is not always noted.

The data supplied, reflects incidents in which the listing status was known and we supply this information as requested.


Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. Incident Data ( .

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on our website

All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.


Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review.

Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be sent to or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communications

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