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FOI / 4062/ 2019 - Fire incidents in high rise blocks


Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does not hold this information.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Initial Request:

Can you please advise if you can help in providing the data of the Fire incidents for last 5 years in High Rise Blocks?

Date – Site (flat/block address) – Reason – brief about contained/uncontained - Damages

Final Response:

Please see attached Excel spreadsheet.

Please note we have only included data from our Incident Recording System (IRS) for the following property types:

Building/Dwelling/Purpose Built Flat/Maisonette - multiple occupancy/10 or more storeys

Building/Dwelling/Purpose Built Flat/Maisonette - multiple occupancy/4 to 9 storeys

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 addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

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

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.


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