Motor Vehicles: Fires

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many fires involving (a) any make of vehicle and (b) Vauxhall Zafiras each fire brigade has responded to in each of the last five years.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Holding answer received on 03 December 2015

Since 2009/10, detailed information on the causes of fires attended by fire and rescue services has been collected on the Incident Recording System.

Figures for road vehicle fires – broken down for the last five years and by fire and rescue service - are available in Table 3b(iv) of the Department’s Fire Statistics Monitor statistical release, which can be found at:

The Incident Recording System shows a total of 224 fire incidents attended by fire and rescue services between 2010/11 and 2014/15 (the latest year for which data are available) in which the word ‘Zafira’ was included in the make and model free text box.

The quality and extent of the make and model information provided by services is variable and its accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed. Recorded incidents do not include judgments on whether the cause of the incident related to the vehicle (either its manufacture or maintenance), the driver, other circumstances or a combination of those factors. This information should not, therefore, be used in isolation to make judgments about the safety of particular vehicles.

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