The Hush Post: A major fire has broken out at Deonar dumping site in Mumbai. This is the second incident in this week. Four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.
The fire department says, it is not a major fire but is taking all precautions this being a sensitive area. Last week, a similar fire broke out at the dumping ground. However, no casualties took place then.
In February 2016 another such fire had been caused dipping Mumbai’s air quality level to ‘dangerous’ zone. The fire kept on raging for a week before it could be controlled.
Earlier this month, the BMC had tabled a proposal in front of the standing committee to construct a boundary wall at a cost of Rs 8 crore to ensure such incidents do not take place.
Deonar holds 12 million tonnes of garbage. A major fire last broke out in February 2015, which was put out only after more than one week. In 2016, the first two months of the year saw about a dozen fire incidents.