Smoking Material Fires in Pubs – 15139

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A request asking for the number of fires in pubs caused by cigarettes or smoking materials.

Ref: FOI/15139


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 17th November 2015

Please find below a summary of our findings.


How many fires at pubs/public houses have been caused by cigarettes/smoking materials or anything smoking related in each individual calendar year from 2004-2014, and the year to date in 2015.


year number of fires in pubs caused by smoking
1999-00 2
2000-01 4
2001-02 3
2002-03 7
2003-04 7
2004-05 5
2005-06 5
2006-07 4
2007-08 2
2008-09 5
2009-10 3
2010-11 0
2011-12 3
2012-13 2
2013-14 1
2014-15 2
Apr-15 to date 1

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