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EIR 1661 / November 2023 / Incident Data

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 am writing to request your help under the Freedom of Information act to identify how many fires in retail premises in the Thurrock area have been identified in incident reports or other records. I’m specifically interested in any data from October 2022 up to 1 November 2023 regarding self-contained large retail units over 370,000 square metres in retail or industrial sites?

There has been a total of four fire incidents at retail premises in the Thurrock area since 1st October 2022 through to 1st November 2023.

Please see attached spreadsheet for further information.

We hope this information is useful 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.

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