Fires in cannabis farms (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th July 2019.

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How many fires at cannabis farms has LFB attended since 2009/10? Please provide this data by year.

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London Fire Brigade (LFB) does not use a specific data identifier for fires at cannabis farms. Therefore, data about such fires is derived from a free text search for the term ‘cannabis farms’ in its records. The number of fires identified through this format are set out below:

Financial Year

Number of fires

2009/10

18

2010/11

15

2011/12

20

2012/13

26

2013/14

20

2014/15

25

2015/16

18

2016/17

26

2017/18

18

2018/19

14

2019/20* (as at 9 July 2019)

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