Fires being cause by wireless routers/modems -16138

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A request for information about fires being cause by wireless routers/modems.

Ref: FOI/16138

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 31st October 2016

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

I was wondering if there has been any recorded cases of fires being cause by wireless routers/modems.

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service has not attended any incidents between 01/11/11 and 01/11/16 where either ‘modem’ or ‘wireless router’ has been recorded as the source of ignition.

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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