Jo Coles - York and North Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime

Jo Coles - North Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime

Fire investigation report – Buckrose Court flats, Malton – September 2009

Information disclosed

Our Ref: NY7387 - 23 December 2021


I write in connection with your request for information that was received by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC) on 30th November 2021.

I note you seek access to the following information:  

For the purpose of our review, we are writing to ask if you could kindly supply us with a copy of the fire investigation report produced after a deadly fire in the Buckrose Court flats in September 2009 near Malton (Commercial St, Norton, Malton YO17 9HN).

Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information 

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the OPFCC.

I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by the OPFCC.


I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.

This information has been supplied to you directly by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service as you submitted this Freedom of Information request to them at the same time as submitting the request to this office.

They have responded in full and included a copy of the fire investigation report as you requested. Both the letter of response and the fire investigation report are attached for your information.

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  It should be noted therefore that the OPFCC’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.