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EIR 1622 / August 2023 / Domestic Fire Statistics for Previous Year

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 I please request data on the following:

The total number of domestic fires attended in the most recent one-year period you have available.

The cause or category of each fire, if possible?


The information requested is available on our Transparency Site Incident Data (

Click on the button for the year required, once the years are selected, you can then download the data file, use the filters to specify the property type, type of incident etc. to extract the information required.




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