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FOI / 3808 / 2018 - Fires over 1 hectare

Initial request:

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from the fire/rescue service:

A list of incidences of wildfire (if any) tackled for each of the following years:

01 Jan 2016 to 31 December 2017,

01 Jan 2017 to 31 December 2018,

01 Jan 2018 to the current date.

Please could I have the approximate location of each wildfire, the date, the approximate volume of water spent tackling each wildfire (if information is held), and the amount of firefighters/ trucks that tackled the blaze.

Revised request:

- if you could use the following definition that would be great: outdoor, woodland, grassland crops and

≥ 1 hectare (10,000m?) and/or

≥ 4 Apps or Vehicles and/or

≥ 6 hours duration and/or

Flame Length ≥ 1.5 m and/or (if you measure this)

SERIOUS RISK to Life, Environment, Property, Infrastructure

Final response:

Please see below the answers to your request and on the accompanying spreadsheet.

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