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EIR 1682 / January 2024 / E-Bike / E-Scooter 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 - Q1) Between January 1st, 2023 - December 31st, 2023, how many fires were suspected of being caused by faulty e-bike or e-scooter batteries by your fire service?

Number                  Incident Date      Make/Model   Main Cause of Fire

1                             21/02/2023          OVO                Scooter Batteries 

2                             02/05/2023          YZPOWER 58.8V 4A 145 EBIKE LITHIUM BATTERY 48V 52V WITH GX16 12MM 3                                                           PIN PLUG           

                                                                                  NULL

3                             04/09/2023          Carrera           Bicycle battery

Question 2 - How many injuries occurred as a result of these fires?

There were no injuries reported or noted at the scene.

Question 3 - How many deaths occurred as a result from these fires?

There were no deaths reported or noted at the scene.

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Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. Incident Data (essexfire.gov.uk) . 

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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 informationgovernance@essex-fire.gov.uk or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

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