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Sky Lanterns: Fires

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3856, tabled on 29 November 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will list all incidents of fires having been caused by sky lanterns in the last five years.

Answered on

13 December 2022

Data collected through the Fire and Rescue Service Incident Recording System (IRS) does not include data on whether fire incidents attended were caused by or involved sky lanterns.

The Home Office collects data on incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs), with this data including the cause of the fire and the source of ignition. This data is published in a variety of publications, available at Gov.UK.

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