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EIR 1621 / August 2023 / Electric Vehicle 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 – I write to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information from you regarding the statistics surrounding the number of fires caused by electric vehicle batteries, broken down by the specific type of vehicle & city/town this occurred in throughout the past fiscal year (2022/23) in the specific region this fire service is responsible for.

The specific information I am requesting is:

• The number of fires caused by electric vehicles broken down by each city/town your fire service is responsible for during the last fiscal year (2022/23)?

Please see attached spreadsheet for information requested.

Question 2 - The type of electric vehicle involved in each fire caused by an electric battery throughout the last fiscal year (2022/23).

Please see attached spreadsheet for information requested. The type of vehicle is captured on some incidents, for some, it is not shown.




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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