Fires in New Build Homes



Request detail: 

Good morning,

I would like to know how many fires there have been at new build homes in each of the last five years in Shropshire. I'd like a yearly breakdown from

1/1/2020 to 1/1/2021 and each of the four years prior.

If you could also indicate on which housing estates and the towns in which the fires occurred, that would be appreciated.

Please also list causes of fires and safety defects found if they are available.

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service do not routinely record property type as ‘new build homes’, however a search of our Incident Recording System has revealed two incidents. Similarly, we do not routinely record specific data about housing estates, however the street column contains this information where recorded. Please refer to the attached spreadsheet for the data requested where this has been recorded.  

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Information Released: 



Wednesday, 23 December, 2020


Thursday, 21 January, 2021