A massive fire broke out at the dumping yard of east Delhi’s Ghazipur area on Monday leading to a huge cloud of smoke enveloping the region and neighbouring areas. According to the fire department, a call was received at around 2.30 pm about the fire in Khaata at Ghazipur.Six fire tenders are at the spot to bring the blaze under control, an official of the fire department said.
Chief Fire Officer Atul Garg said efforts are on to douse the flames, adding that it may take few more hours.
Garg told media that the cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. A thick blanket of smoke was seen at a section of the dumping yard, where the fire broke out.
Meanwhile, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has ordered the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to probe how the fire broke out and submit a report in the next 24 hours.
Ghazipur landfill fire | Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai orders Delhi Pollution Control Committee to probe how the fire broke out and submit a report in the next 24 hours pic.twitter.com/kYjbaIrgcq
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In April last year, the DPCC had imposed a fine of ₹40 lakh on the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) after a blaze at the Ghazipur landfill site.