Balcony Fires



Request detail: 

Please supply me with data relating to fires on balconies on residential buildings in your area, as follows;

· How many balcony fires occurred in the prior three years (2017 to 2020)? Please provide gross total and also breakdown by year.

· How many building fires occurred where balconies contributed to the external spread of the fire?

· The ratio breakdown of identified/suspected causes of these balcony fires (ie; barbecue, discarded cigarette, etc).


Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. After conducting a search of our incident reporting system for balconies no results came back.  

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can complain or request an internal review of the decision. This must be done within 40 working days of receiving this response. You can do this by writing to the Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, St. Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2HJ or email:

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:   

Information Commissioner's Office   

Wycliffe House   

Water Lane   



SK9 5AF  

Telephone: 0303 123 1113  


Information Released: 



Friday, 14 August, 2020


Thursday, 10 September, 2020