Delhi: Firefighting operation underway at Bhalswa landfill, locals report breathing problem

Updated On Apr 27, 2022 05:23 PM IST
  • Firefighters struggle to extinguish a blaze at the Bhalswa landfill site in New Delhi, a hillock rising above the northwestern edge of the city.
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A fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill site in north Delhi on Tuesday. Efforts are on to douse the fire which has been raging for over 15 hours, officials said on Wednesday. Locals who live near the Bhalaswa dump yard have been reporting breathing problems.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 05:23 PM IST

A fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill site in north Delhi on Tuesday. Efforts are on to douse the fire which has been raging for over 15 hours, officials said on Wednesday. Locals who live near the Bhalaswa dump yard have been reporting breathing problems.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)

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Firefighting teams poured truckloads of sand and mud to douse the Bhalswa landfill fire.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 05:23 PM IST

Firefighting teams poured truckloads of sand and mud to douse the Bhalswa landfill fire.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)

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"We are not able to breathe and see properly. Government should take proper action on the situation of the dump yard here," a local was quoted by saying news agency ANI.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 05:23 PM IST

"We are not able to breathe and see properly. Government should take proper action on the situation of the dump yard here," a local was quoted by saying news agency ANI.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)

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Gyan Sarovar School, a child resource centre for underprivileged children of rag-pickers living near the Bhalswa landfill site in north Delhi, has been closed for a week due to a massive fire in the area.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 05:23 PM IST

Gyan Sarovar School, a child resource centre for underprivileged children of rag-pickers living near the Bhalswa landfill site in north Delhi, has been closed for a week due to a massive fire in the area.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)

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The fire department received information about the blaze around 5.47 pm following which 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 05:23 PM IST

The fire department received information about the blaze around 5.47 pm following which 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)

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"We received a call at around 5.47 pm. Initially, there was only smoke but later due to wind fire erupted. 12 fire tenders are present at the spot. Our aim is to ensure that fire does not spread to residential areas," said, CL Meena, Assistant Divisional Officer, Delhi Fire Service.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 05:23 PM IST

"We received a call at around 5.47 pm. Initially, there was only smoke but later due to wind fire erupted. 12 fire tenders are present at the spot. Our aim is to ensure that fire does not spread to residential areas," said, CL Meena, Assistant Divisional Officer, Delhi Fire Service.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)

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Three incidents of fire were reported this year at east Delhi's Ghazipur landfill site, including the one on March 28 which was doused after over 50 hours.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 05:23 PM IST

Three incidents of fire were reported this year at east Delhi's Ghazipur landfill site, including the one on March 28 which was doused after over 50 hours.(HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)

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