Vehicle fires 2013-2016 – 16095

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A request for information about details of vehicle fires 2013-2016

Ref: FOI/16095

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 20th July

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

How many vehicle (car or van) fires has the Fire Authority attended in the last three years – please provide a yearly breakdown for:

2013/2014
2014/2015
2015/2016.

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service has attended a total of 2,513 car and van fires within its borders in the three financial years April 2013 – March 2016

Apr 13 – Mar 14 – 807

Apr 14 – Mar 15 – 815

Apr 15 – Mar 16 – 891

NB This excludes all other types of vehicle fires (eg motorcycles, lorries, tractors etc)

Request

If possible, please provide the vehicle make and model for each of the incidents in question 1.

If possible, please outline the probable cause of the vehicle fire for each incident in question 1.

Reply

Please see attached.  FOI16095- Vehicle fires last 3 years

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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