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EIR 1716 / April 2024 / Incident Data Lithium Battery Incidents

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 - How many fires caused by lithium batteries on E-bikes or E-Scooters has your fire brigade been called to?

How many people have been injured at a fire caused by lithium batteries on E-bikes or EScooters.

How many accidental deaths have been caused by fires caused by lithium batteries attended to by your fire brigade?

Are you able to provide the information above between the years 2020 and 2024?


We recently responded to a similar request at the beginning of March 2024.

This request has been published on our Transparency website, here is a link to the response EIR1700 Lithium Batteries .

We have checked our Incident Recording System to see if there have been further incidents since the date that the data collection for the above response took place and I can confirm that a further two incidents took place – these are as follows:

Incident Date           Device or Property involved (if stated)           Number of incidents         Number of incidents by year

19-Jan-24                Plant Machinery                                             1                                       2

22-Feb-24               None                                                               1


There is no information on the recording system to indicate any related injuries or fatalities at these two incidents.


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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