Fireplace breaks out at Bhalswa landfill in North Delhi


A fireplace broke out on the Bhalswa landfill website in North Delhi on Tuesday, officers mentioned.

The hearth division acquired data at 5.47 pm, following which 10 fireplace tenders had been rushed to the spot, officers mentioned.

There have been reviews of thick smoke billowing out of the burning rubbish mountain and enveloping the neighbourhood areas.

A senior official of the North MCD mentioned that prima facie it seems that some flamable substance might have come into contact with methane. “Nevertheless, the precise trigger is being investigated. Methane might have come into contact as a result of completely different causes like some folks throwing bidi since it’s also self flamable,” he mentioned.

“These gases make cracks and exude throughout extraordinarily scorching climate. Such issues frequently occur throughout summer time and the everlasting resolution is barely that these rubbish mountains must be achieved away with,” he mentioned.


The Mayor of the North MCD mentioned he was on his solution to the positioning and all steps had been being taken to douse the fireplace.

This yr, three incidents of fireplace had been reported in East Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill, together with one on March 28.

Atmosphere Minister Gopal Rai mentioned on social media that the Delhi Air pollution Management Committee has been requested to look at all points of the fireplace on the Bhalswa landfill and submit a report in 24 hours.



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