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Domestic Appliances: Fires

Home Office written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people aged 65 or over have been involved in fires caused by (a) portable electrical fires and (b) electric blankets in each of the last five years.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing and the Fire Service)

All of our published information on incidents attended by fire and rescue services (FRSs) can be found on this page - https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fire-statistics-data-tables

Table 0602 on the above page includes information on fires, fatalities and casualties by source of ignition, grouped by broad categories. Fires relating to portable electric heaters are included within the ‘Space heating appliances’ category and electric blankets are included within the ‘Other electrical appliances’ category.

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