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EIR 1727 / May 2024 / Vehicle Fires since 2019

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (ECFRS) does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 - How many vehicle fires have been attended per year over the last 5 years?

What percentage were electric?


Please see table below for the data requested:

Vehicle fires attended by ECFRS - Since 1st January 2019 to 30th May 2024 (present day)

Year      Number of Vehicle fires           Number of these fires that were        % of vehicle fires that were                                                                                             electric in origin                                  electric in origin

2019     173                                          37                                                       21%

2020     136                                          42                                                       31%

2021     198                                          44                                                       22%

2022     236                                          49                                                       21%

2023     217                                          60                                                       28%

2024       87                                          24                                                       28%

Our Transparency website contains published responses to similar requests, particularly EIR 1700 / March 2024 / Incident Data Lithium Battery Fires (

We hope this information is useful to you.




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