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EIR 1671 / January 2024 / Incident Data - Electrical Hazards

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 - Please could you list all of the call outs made to domestic homes and businesses due to fires related to electrical hazards between December 2020 – 1st December 2023.

Please may I request that information follow the below outline:

Call out number Date of call out e.g. 16 June 2023 or 16/06/23

Category/cause of emergency e.g. fire caused by portable heater, electrical shock etc. Or equivalent breakdown Related to electrics (Yes/No) - please specify if the incident was related to electricity/electrical issues.

Category of location e.g. Domestic / Business

Type of call out (e.g category 1, 2,3 etc)

Result of call out (e.g fatal/non fatal, sustained injuries etc Or equivalent breakdown)

Please find attached spreadsheet containing the data requested.

Please note that I have considered all types of residential homes, including nursing homes, to be domestic homes.

I have taken places used for commercial activities to be business premises (such as a nightclub, shop, restaurant, etc).

All incidents were classed as Primary Fires as they were reported to have occurred within a dwelling or a building.

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.


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