A major fire broke out at the dumping ground in Turbhe in Navi Mumbai on Friday. No casualties were reported, police said.
Mumbai Fire : A massive fire broke out at Turbhe dumping yard in Navi Mumbai on Friday. On receiving information about the fire, fire tenders were immediately dispatched to the spot. Seven fire engines reached the spot and the fire personnel had to struggle hard to extinguish the fire. Then the fire was controlled. The fire was so fierce that flames and smoke could be seen from a distance. There is no information about any casualty in this incident.
In April last year, a massive fire broke out at the Bhalswa dumping ground in North Delhi, which was extinguished after several days of efforts. While giving information about the incident, the officials had said that several fire tenders were deployed on the spot to extinguish the fire, which despite all the efforts, were able to extinguish the fire only after several days. During this, many videos went viral in which the plume of smoke generated due to this fire was visible.
Fire also catches due to methane gas
According to reports, there were several incidents of fire at the Ghazipur landfill site in east Delhi last year, including one on March 28, which was doused after more than 50 hours. The cause of the fire at Turbhe dumping ground is not known, but according to experts, methane gas is produced when the wet waste dumped in the landfill decomposes. According to them, in hot weather conditions many times methane itself catches fire, due to which such incidents happen.