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FOI4587 / May 2023 / Incident Data

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.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 – Please provide statistics on the following, by completing the attached excel spreadsheet. How many fires in your area were caused by electric heaters in each of the months listed (see attached spreadsheet)? How many deaths were caused by fires caused by electric heaters in each of the months listed? What was the age of the deceased in each case?

Please see attached spreadsheet as requested. We also include some data relating to the above, this is going back to 2009, you may find this useful.



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, 2 of 2 Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

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

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