Where do domestic fires start?

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Dear London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (London Fire Brigade),

Please let me know the statistical probability of the start point (seat of the fire?) of domestic fires. Do they start in kitchens, living rooms, master bedrooms, other bedrooms, halls or other common areas, roofs, cellars, outdoors, attached garages etc.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Rutherford

London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (London Fire Brigade)

Dear Peter,

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James Sivell

Information Access Manager
London Fire Brigade
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T: 020 8555 1200x30415
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London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (London Fire Brigade)

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Dear Mr Rutherford

 

Thank you for your request of 06 January 2017 under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA) for information in relation to the seat of
domestic fires attended by the London Fire Brigade (LFB).

 

We have now processed your request and I can confirm that we hold the
information you have requested and this is detailed in the table below.

 

The table below gives, by financial year, from 2011/12 to 9 February 2017
(the 2016/17 financial year) the fire start location of all domestic
dwelling fires attended by the LFB.

 

Location of fires started 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
in dwelling
Airing/Drying cupboard 79 68 58 68 58 66
Bathroom/Toilet 166 171 149 144 157 131
Bedroom 649 633 555 553 559 451
Bedsitting room 55 39 48 41 54 36
Chimney 10 14 10 13 15 21
Communal balcony/Elevated  0  0 0  23 40 31
walkway
Conservatory 22 16 19 21 18 18
Corridor/Hall 335 303 258 242 242 224
Dining room 36 41 33 18 34 22
External fittings 77 64 67 52 54 34
External structures 202 139 118 103 103 77
Garage 30 22 33 33 28 34
Green or living roof  0  0  0 6 4 3
Indoor swimming pool  0 1  0  0 0   0
Kitchen 3608 3587 3376 3445 3146 2578
Lift/Lift shaft/Motor room 24 19 19 16 16 18
Living room 393 422 389 352 371 269
Open plan area 25 19 22 24 25 22
Private balcony  0  0  0 48 98 78
Refuse store/Bin room 223 161 151 145 106 110
Roof 78 67 69 77 67 60
Roof space 46 64 70 48 60 48
Sauna 3 2 2 1 1 1
Stairs 57 51 56 56 52 42
Under stairs (enclosed, 146 150 137 144 102 92
storage area)
Utility room 75 88 76 92 85 84
Not recorded 421 358 344 271 254 237
Grand Total 6760 6499 6059 6036 5749 4787

 

 

I hope you find the information provided useful. If you have any further
questions please let me know, ensuring you quote the reference number
above on all correspondence.

 

Your request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. If you are dissatisfied by this response you can request an internal
review by writing to the Head of Information Management and Performance at
the address below (or email [1][email address]).

Further information about your information rights (including how to raise
a concern or make a complaint) is available from the Information
Commissioner’s Office on their website at [2]www.ico.org.uk or by writing
to them at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

 

 

Sherine Malko

 

 

Sherine Malko
Information Access Manager
London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL

T: 020 8555 1200 ext. 30384
E: [3][email address]

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Why not visit our website at [6]www.london-fire.gov.uk

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London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (London Fire Brigade)

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Rutherford

 

Thank you for your request of 06 January 2017 under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA) for information in relation to the seat of
domestic fires attended by the London Fire Brigade (LFB).

 

We have now processed your request and I can confirm that we hold the
information you have requested and this is detailed in the table below.

 

The table below gives, by financial year, from 2011/12 to 9 February 2017
(the 2016/17 financial year) the fire start location of all domestic
dwelling fires attended by the LFB.

 

Location of fires started 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
in dwelling
Airing/Drying cupboard 79 68 58 68 58 66
Bathroom/Toilet 166 171 149 144 157 131
Bedroom 649 633 555 553 559 451
Bedsitting room 55 39 48 41 54 36
Chimney 10 14 10 13 15 21
Communal balcony/Elevated  0  0 0  23 40 31
walkway
Conservatory 22 16 19 21 18 18
Corridor/Hall 335 303 258 242 242 224
Dining room 36 41 33 18 34 22
External fittings 77 64 67 52 54 34
External structures 202 139 118 103 103 77
Garage 30 22 33 33 28 34
Green or living roof  0  0  0 6 4 3
Indoor swimming pool  0 1  0  0 0   0
Kitchen 3608 3587 3376 3445 3146 2578
Lift/Lift shaft/Motor room 24 19 19 16 16 18
Living room 393 422 389 352 371 269
Open plan area 25 19 22 24 25 22
Private balcony  0  0  0 48 98 78
Refuse store/Bin room 223 161 151 145 106 110
Roof 78 67 69 77 67 60
Roof space 46 64 70 48 60 48
Sauna 3 2 2 1 1 1
Stairs 57 51 56 56 52 42
Under stairs (enclosed, 146 150 137 144 102 92
storage area)
Utility room 75 88 76 92 85 84
Not recorded 421 358 344 271 254 237
Grand Total 6760 6499 6059 6036 5749 4787

 

 

I hope you find the information provided useful. If you have any further
questions please let me know, ensuring you quote the reference number
above on all correspondence.

 

Your request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. If you are dissatisfied by this response you can request an internal
review by writing to the Head of Information Management and Performance at
the address below (or email [1][email address]).

Further information about your information rights (including how to raise
a concern or make a complaint) is available from the Information
Commissioner’s Office on their website at [2]www.ico.org.uk or by writing
to them at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

 

 

Sherine Malko

 

 

Sherine Malko
Information Access Manager
London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL

T: 020 8555 1200 ext. 30384
E: [3][email address]

 [4]cid:image002.jpg@01D17E9B.9D24F290 
[5]cid:image003.jpg@01D17E9B.9D24F290

Why not visit our website at [6]www.london-fire.gov.uk

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