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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fires Caused by Cannabis Growth

Reference No: 35/2014
Request Date: 26/03/2014

Request


The number of fires attended caused by cannabis growth in houses, for each of the past five years (and if possible broken down by area)?

The number of fires caused by cannabis growth in industrial units, for each of the past five years (and if possible broken down by area)?

The number of injuries/fatalities from such fires, broken down by year?

Response


We have responded to this best we canĀ  due to there being inconsistencies on how this type incident is recorded.

2009, Stoke-on-Trent, Cannabis factory in garage, fire caused by faulty wires/cables, No Injures, No Rescues, No Fatals

2012, Stoke-on-Trent, Cannabis growing in bedroom, fire caused by faulty wires/cables, No Injures, No Rescues, No Fatals

2013, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Cannabis been grown in loft space, fire caused by faulty lights, No Injures, No Rescues, No Fatals

2013, Stafford, Cannabis been grown in flat, Fire caused by smoking materials, 2 no fatal casualties