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EIR 1609 / June 2023 / E-Bike/Scooter Lithium Battery Fires

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.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 – How many lithium battery fires involving e-bikes and e-scooters have been attended in your fire service area in the last five years for which data is available? If possible, please provide data broken down by year. I don’t mind if the data is broken down by calendar year, financial year, or other 12-month reporting period.


Spreadsheet format preferred. Please see attached spreadsheet for response to the above question.




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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