RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST
West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 1st May 2020
Please find below a summary of our findings.
Please could you provide details of fires and/or damage at 5G masts attended by West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service.
In each case, could you please provide the date, location, action taken by the fire service and the damage caused.
Please find below incidents of masts deliberately set on fire between January 2019 and 3rd May 2020.
|date||location||local authority area||main firefighting action||damage in square metre|
|02/04/2020||Spring Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham||Birmingham||Main jet (water)||6 – 10|
|06/04/2020||Midland Road, Darlaston, Walsall||Walsall||Hosereel (water) – tank supply only||1 – 2|
|10/04/2020||Coleshill Heath Road, Chelmsley Wood, Solihull||Solihull||Main jet (water)||21 – 50|
|12/04/2020||Highgate Place, Highgate, Birmingham||Birmingham||Hosereel (water) – tank supply only||11 – 20|
|12/04/2020||Tollhouse Way, Smethwick||Sandwell||CO2 (carbon dioxide)||1 – 2|
|16/04/2020||The Crescent, Hockley, Birmingham||Birmingham||Hosereel (water) – tank supply only||3 – 5|
|16/04/2020||Tollhouse Way, Smethwick||Sandwell||CO2 (carbon dioxide)||1 – 2|
|25/04/2020||Rabone Lane, Smethwick||Sandwell||CO2 (carbon dioxide)||3 – 5|
Manual searches have been carried as “5G mast” is not a property type and is not always recorded in our workbooks, searches have been carried on telecommunications mast fires and they might not be 5G. There isn’t a property type “5G mast” or “telecommunication mast” or even “mast”. So there is possibility that some incident maybe missed.
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