Reference: FOI 057/23
Fires caused by electric heaters
Received 5 May 2023
Please provide statistics on the following, by completing the attached excel spreadsheet.
How many fires in your area were caused by electric heaters in each of the months listed (see attached spreadsheet)?
How many deaths were caused by fires caused by electric heaters in each of the months listed? What was the age of the deceased in each case?
Please see attached spread sheet.
Please note that there is no ignition source category for ‘electric heater’. The process that I used to obtain this information was to select all fires that stated the ignition source ‘heater/fire’ and then to filter these results by all incidents that stated the ignition power as ‘electric’.