112 04 24 – Wildfires July 2022 (May 2024)

Date of Request



Dear Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service,

I am a master’s student conducting research on the wildfire events that occurred in the UK during July 2022. I am reaching out to request data under the Freedom of Information Act, regarding wildfires in your FRS district during this period.

Specifically, I am interested in obtaining the following information for the period of July 2022:

  • Location (coordinates) and timing (date and time of day) of the wildfires.
  • Fire size – ideally fire perimeters.
  • Number of resources deployed.
  • Fuel type burned (if available).
  • Impact (e.g. buildings/houses affected, personal injuries, infrastructure, fire service equipment, traffic delays, any evacuations, etc).
  • If/when a major incident was declared.

Any additional insights or recommendations regarding this topic are very much appreciated. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this data request or the research that I will be conducting.

Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to your response.

Best regards,


Good Morning,

Thank you for your request for information, which has been received by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (the Service) and considered under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

The Service can confirm that the information is held and can be found in the attached spreadsheet along with further details as requested that are not deemed sensitive.  None of the incidents were declared as ‘major’.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact Information Governance and Committee Services on tel: 0345 122 4454 or by e-mail informationrequests@hwfire.org.uk. In any such communication please include the reference number assigned (see Subject).

Should you have any queries regarding the management of your request and wish to make either a complaint or request a review of the information disclosed to you, please do so by using Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s complaints system: Comments and Complaints. This must be done within 40 working days of our response to your request. After this date and in line with ICO guidance the Service is not obliged to provide an internal review of your request.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review, you may appeal the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF, Tel: 0303 123 1113 (alternatively 01625 545745) or E-mail: casework@ico.org.uk.

Further information on Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service may be viewed at the Service’s website: www.hwfire.org.uk

Thank you for your request for information.

Kind regards

Information Governance Team

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