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Farm Fires (FOI)

Farm Fires (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 18 November 2020.
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I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to request information relating to callouts to farm fires for the past five years, from the beginning of 2015 to date.

  • date of event (ideally full date, but at least month and year)

  • geographical location, eg postal area (as granular as possible without the disclosure of personal data)

  • cause or suspected cause (if known)

  • location of fire (ie domestic, agricultural building containing animals, out building not containing animals)

  • whether farmed animals were involved

  • types of farmed animal involved (cattle, poultry and so on)

  • farmed animals killed (Y/N)

  • number of farmed animals killed (exact number if known – although any quantification available would be useful) I would appreciate the information as a list of events with the above information by month. If a detailed list is not available, summary information by month would be useful. Please provide as an Excel spreadsheet or compatible format.


There have been 2 incidents of farm fires in the past five years:

Incident 1 - 28 February 2019

Location: Vinchelez, St.Ouen

Cause of fire: Acetylene Cylinder faulty lead causing ignition

Location of fire: Agricultural Shed Farm

Animals involved: None


Incident 2 - 3 June 2020

Location: La Rue De Maupertuis, St. Helier

Cause of fire: Ignition of detritus by Grinder Sparks

Location of fire: Commercial Unit / Store

Farm animals involved: Cattle (cows) evacuated from adjoining feeding shed facility. No Cattle harmed

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