RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST
West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 5th February 2023
Please find below a summary of our findings.
How many churches in your jurisdiction have been damaged by fire since 2010?
There were 33 properties recorded as “Church or chapel” damaged by fire since 2010. However, if I include those where there was no fire damage but there was damage from smoke/heat/etc as a result of the incident, this number is 44.
Please note: The figures above are for incidents WMFS attended, any other churches damaged by fire but which we did not attend would not be recorded.
If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW
Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF