Electric blanket and electric heater fires



Request detail: 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information act. I would like to know the following:

The number of calls to fires caused by electric blankets.

And the number of calls to fires caused by plug-in electric heaters.

I would like the data from January 2017 until as recently as records allow. I would like the data to be broken down as follows:

In both cases would like to know, in total, how many calls there were in each year: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

For 2022 and 2023, I would like a month-by-month breakdown of the number of calls.

In both cases, I would also like to know, in each year, the ages of the callers, if this information is held. If it is not, please omit.

Furthermore, I would like for you to provide a case summary of the last five callouts; five for blankets and five for heaters.

Response detail: 


Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please refer to the attached spreadsheet for the information requested. Please note Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service do not record the age of callers.

Information Released: 



Tuesday, 14 February, 2023


Tuesday, 7 March, 2023