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FOI / 4169 / 2020 - Balcony Fires


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:

Please supply me with data relating to fires on balconies on residential buildings in your area, as follows;

1. How many balcony fires occurred in the prior three years (2017 to 2020)? Please provide gross total and also breakdown by year.

2. How many building fires occurred where balconies contributed to the external spread of the fire?

3. The ratio breakdown of identified/suspected causes of these balcony fires (ie; barbecue, discarded cigarette, etc).

Please find attached an Excel spreadsheet containing data on fires in residential buildings where the fire start location is recorded as balcony.

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