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EIR 1617 / August 2023 / Incidents involving Solar/Photovoltaic Panels

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 – Could you please supply me with the number of fires that have been attended relating to solar / photovoltaic panels from 2010 to date.

I’d be grateful if you could break this down by year. If you don’t have a specific recording category for these, a free text search would be much appreciated.?


Please find the information requested in the attached spreadsheet.

We do hope that this information is of use to you.




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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