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