RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST
I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request.
Please find below a summary of our findings.
a) gas explosions your fire crews have attended
b) fires where a gas appliance was recorded as the cause of the fire?
The following tables provides an overview of fires over the last five calendar years where the source power was either ‘Gas- mains’ or ‘Gas- cylinder’. I have also included a breakdown of the source of ignition group (i.e. the appliances that were involved)
|Gas – mains||1449|
|Gas – cylinder||208|
|Source of Ignition Group||Incidents|
|Cooker – attached ring / hot plate||650|
|Cooker – grill||289|
|Cooker – oven||260|
|Heater / Fire||80|
|Ring / hot plate (separate appliance)||60|
|Deep fat fryer||41|
|Other industrial equipment||34|
|Welding / Cutting equipment||34|
|Central heating / hot water||25|
|Other cooking appliance||22|
|Kiln, oven, furnace||21|
|Blow lamp / Paint remover||19|
|Other heating equipment||18|
|Other appliance or equipment||13|
|Other domestic style appliance||1|
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