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18171 – Office, warehouse and factory fires incidents (April 2018-October 2018)

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Ref: FOI/18171


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 28th November 2018

Please find below a summary of our findings.


I only require the number of office, warehouse and factory fires attended with deliberate and accidental motives noted. between (April 2018-October 2018) and the rest I can pull from the existing datasets.


Please note the property types are based on FSEC definitions and please also note that as the data relates to the current financial year,  these figures may be subject to change.

Property Type Accidental Deliberate Total
Factories or warehouses 61 9 72
Offices 13 8 21
74 17 92


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