17009 – Cooking appliance incidents

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Ref: FOI/17009


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 24th January 2017.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


I am requesting information regarding the number of reported domestic fires caused in the kitchen in 2016, within the West Midlands Fire Service. I would also like to know how many of these reported fires were caused as a direct result of an oven/cooking appliance


Please see below.

Domestic Fires Attended by WMFS, January to December 2016
Number of domestic Fires Number started in the kitchen Number where source of ignition was Oven / Cooking Appliance
2234 1044 868

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