Vehicle fires

FOI Number: FOI23050

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Freedom of Information

Published on 27 July 2023

Ref: FOI/23050


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 11th April 2023

Please find below a summary of our findings.


I would like to request under the Freedom of Information Act data held by West Midlands Fire Service on vehicle fires attended by your emergency crews for the financial years 2017-18 to 2022-23 inclusive.

The information I am seeking relates directly to vehicles which have caught fire either while parked or while in use. An example would be a car which catches fire while parked outside a house or a car which catches fire while driving along the road.

I am not looking for information on vehicles which have been deliberately set alight or that have caught fire after being involved in a road traffic collision.

I would like information held by West Midlands Fire Service broken down into the following categories:

Type/Class of vehicle (such as Car/SUV/MPV/Van/HGV)

Make: (Such as Ford/Vauxhall/Mercedes/LandRover)

Model: (Such as Mondeo/Corsa/E-Class/Discovery)

Fuel: (Such as Petrol/Diesel/LPG/Hydrogen/Hybrid/Electric)

I would also like information as to whether the vehicle fire caused any casualties / fatalities or caused damage to other vehicles / buildings.


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23050 – Vehicle Fire Data
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Vehicle Fire Data