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FOI4585 / May 2023 / Wildfire Data

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

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold part of the information you have requested.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 – How many wildfires did your fire brigade deal with from 2017 to 2022?

Please break down your response by year, size of fire, date, cause and if possible, location?

See attached PDF.

Question 2 – Please let me know any new equipment your service has purchased or plans to purchase in the last 5 years to combat wildfires ?

See attached PDF

Question 3 - If possible, please let me know the annual cost of dealing with wildfires to your brigade 2017 to 2022. Please break the figure down by each year?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide an annual cost for dealing with wildfires.



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.

Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communications.

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