Fire data 2018-present



Request detail: 

Please may you provide me with the most recent raw fire incident data available in tabular format, for the years 2018 – present. Explicitly we need the coordinates of the fires (to the nearest meter), the date the fire occurred, and any information on the fire itself (type and cause for example).

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Please find attached a spreadsheet containing the information requested where this has been recorded in our Incident Recording System (IRS). Please note that we have supplied the first 4 digits of the grid reference for residential properties, known as ‘Dwelling’ or ‘OtherResidential’ in the Property Category field in our IRS. The full grid reference is considered third party personal data and is therefore withheld under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 together with the condition in section 40(3)(a)(i) as disclosure would contravene the first data protection principle. This is an absolute exemption and therefore not subject to the public interest test.

Information Released: 



Monday, 12 September, 2022


Wednesday, 5 October, 2022