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Fire at Mundka plastic scrap market in west Delhi

delhi Updated: Nov 18, 2016 11:59 IST
Ritam Halder

Fire at a plastic scrap market in west Delhi’s Mundka area early on Friday. It was brought under control by 30 fire tenders.(HT Photo)

A major fire broke out at a plastic scrap market at Mundka in west Delhi around 12.55 am on Friday. No casualties or injuries have been reported till now, a fire official said.

Around 30 fire tenders were sent to douse the fire, which was brought under control 10.30 am. Fire officials said piles of PVC were gutted though no shops were harmed.

“There was loads of plastic waste in the open that caught fire. But no one has been injured and there are no reports of any casualty,” the official said.

Mundka was for long referred to as Asia’s biggest destination for plastic scrap. Incidentally, in 1995, after the then hub of old plastic scrap at Jwalapuri in Paschim Vihar was gutted in a fire , the trade moved to Mundka.

A similar fire gutted the Mundka market in April 2010 too.