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EIR1640 / September 2023 / Illegal Drug Manufacturing

Our ref: EIR1640

25th September 2023

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

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

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Question 1 - How many fire incidents has ECFRS attended in which the location was found to be a drugs farm/caused by equipment at a drugs farm within the past year (July 2022 to July 2023)?

Please provide a breakdown by town/district area

Please also provide a breakdown by month (July 2022, August 2022, September 2022 etc)

Incident Date        Incident Type          Town

22/02/2023            Fire                         Aveley

10/12/2022            Fire                         South Ockendon 

02/12/2022            Fire                          Ardleigh


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