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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fires Caused by Electrical Chargers

Reference No: 082/2014
Request Date: 11/08/2014

Request


  1. The number of fires attended by the service's personnel in the last three years that were or were suspected to have been caused by overheating or faulty mobile phone or other electrical chargers. Please break down the numbers for each of the last three years, ie. 2012, 2013 and 2014 and if possible state how many were caused specifically by mobile phone chargers.
  2. The number of fires attended by the service's personnel in the last three years that were or suspected to have been caused by faulty or overheating electronic cigarette devices. Again, please break down the numbers for each of the last three years.

Response


Please note E-Cigarettes and their batteries were only recorded as an ignition source from 2014, therefore data before this relating to them does not exist.

Incidents Year  
Ignition Source 2012 2013 2014 Grand total
Battery charger 2 1 0 3
battery within e-cigarette 0 0 1 1
Electronic cigarette 0 0 2 2
Mobile telephone 0 0 1 1
Grand total 2 1 4 7