In Photos: Fire continues at Ghazipur landfill site, efforts to douse fire underway

A major fire that broke out at the Ghazipur landfill site in the National Capital on Sunday evening continues to rage on and efforts are underway to douse it, officials said (Pics/PTI)

Updated On: 2024-04-22 10:19 AM IST

Compiled by : ronak mastakar

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They attributed the fire to hot and dry weather conditions

Plumes of smoke were seen rising from the dumping yard as firefighters toiled to bring the flames under control

A Delhi Fire Services official said, "We received a call regarding the blaze at 5.22 pm and initially two fire tenders were pressed into service. Later, six more fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Firefighters are trying to douse the flames"

According to fire officials, additional fire tenders have been put on standby and are ready to be dispatched

"Fires in landfills can burn for a long period. During night operations, our teams will be able to find more fire spots easily. We are still working to douse the fire and it may take time," said a fire official who was at the spot. Police cordoned off the area

"We have cordoned off the area and cleared the road so that fire tenders can come easily. We are not allowing common people to stand there and to record videos," a senior police officer said

In a post on X, Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi said the fire broke out in a small patch of the Ghazipur landfill site

"A small patch of Ghazipur landfill site caught fire. As per instructions, all officers are present on the spot and everything is under control," she said

Deputy Mayor Aaley Muhammad Iqbal, who was among those present at the spot, said in a post on X, "After the fire incident at the Ghazipur landfill site came to light, (I) inspected the site. (I) gave instructions to the officials to control the fire soon. The fire broke out due to hot and dry weather"

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