Fires caused by vapes



Request detail: 

Under Freedom of Information, I would be very grateful if you could provide figures relating to fires caused by disposable e-cigarettes and vapes. I appreciate this may not be a category you record. It would be great if you could perform a free text search on "vape" and "e-cigarette" together with any other terms you think relevant. Please could you provide the information, split by the years 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. I can confirm that Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has recorded two incidents attended that were caused by e-cigarettes and vapes:


1 in 2016

1 in 2019

Information Released: 



Monday, 20 March, 2023


Thursday, 13 April, 2023