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Mumbai: Fire doused at Deonar dumping ground

Toxic Smoke Is Feared After A The Fire At Deonar Dumping Ground In The Eastern Suburbs Of The City Couldn’t Be Controlled Even On The Third Day. A Report On Leading Website Claimed That Toxic Smoke Engulfed The Area And Residents Complained Of Discomfort And Breathing Problem.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aman Dwivedi | Updated on: 21 Mar 2016, 03:36:51 PM
Smoke seen in the environment.


A massive fire which broke out at Deonar dumping ground in the eastern suburbs of the Mumbai has been finally after two days.

Toxic smoke was feared after the fire at Deonar dumping ground enetred the third day. A report on leading website claimed that toxic smoke engulfed the area and residents complained of discomfort and breathing problem.

Smoke was visible from as far as Vashi bridge till the end of the Ghatkopar-Man-khurd Link Road. The blaze started at around 1.40 PM on Saturday and since then the fire brigade has been struggling to douse it off completely, said officials of the disaster control unit of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

Eight fire engines and 10 water tankers are stationed at the spot.

The fire became strong at around 8.30 PM tonight. Meanwhile, the blaze which erupted yesterday at Mulund (E) dumping ground, was put out at around 12.30 PM today, fire brigade officials said.

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First Published : 21 Mar 2016, 07:55:00 AM