E-bike fires

FOI Number: FOI22131

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Freedom of Information

Published on 22 November 2022

Ref: FOI/22131


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 16th November 2022

Please find below a summary of our findings.


I would like to request data on the number of fires your service has tackled caused by ‘E-Bikes’ during the last 3 years, including 2022,


Please find below the last 3 calendar years and the current year for fires involving e-bikes:

2019: 0

2020: 2

2021: 4

2022: 6

Please note e-bikes are not a property type and therefore manual searches are carried out using the words ‘e-bike’ and ‘electric bike’ in the incident logs. 

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