Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Transparency Overview

Select Category

Search Site

FOI4564 / April 2023 / E-Cigarettes/Vaping Products

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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 would be very grateful if you could provide figures relating to fires caused by disposable e-cigarettes and vapes. I appreciate this may not be a category you record.

It would be great if you could perform a free text search on "vape" and "ecigarette" together with any other terms you think relevant. Please could you provide the information, split by the years 2020, 2021 and 2022.

We searched for the specifics requested in the free text search, only one incident had the cause as E-cigarette’s, and this was in 2015. the results for cause as Vaping as attached :