Cannabis Incidents – 17002

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A request for information about cannabis farms/plantations in 2016

Ref: FOI/17002

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 on 6th January 2017.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

A list of all recorded fires that occurred at the location of cannabis farms/plantations in 2016, including the date and location

The report (if any) for each fire listed in response to question 1

Reply

Please see attached. Cannabis Incs – 2016

The information supplied has been collected from the incident detail (Narrative). We are only able to supply the location of cannabis incidents at ward level as any further detail about individual incidents is classed as personal data and therefore attracts a Section 40(2) exemption under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Disclosure of the information may cause damage and distress to the individuals involved so would therefore be unfair to disclose it and contravene principle 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998.

I have added very limited incident detail where it was available. Copies of the Fire Damage Reports are available through our Central Administration Team, this is a chargeable service as the Fire Damage Reports contain not only personal data but also information about the actions of Fire Service personnel.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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