The number of accidental primary fires in England where the fire and rescue service recorded the ignition power source for the fire as electric decreased from 34,431 in 2010/11 to 30,136 in 2015/16. There are no plans to commission research on this topic.
The number of accidental dwelling fires where the ignition power source was ‘electric’ decreased from 19,603 in 2010/11 to 18,288 in 2014/15. The Home Department has not estimated the costs of these fires.
See fire statistics table FIRE0605. (https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fire-statistics-data-tables#cause-of-fire)