Pirana fire affects thousands, municipal corporation helpless

  • | Tuesday | 18th April, 2017

ExpressA fire erupted from the garbage mounds in the municipal landfill site of Pirana on Monday morning, barely 24 hours after it was controlled in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. “If the civic body does not stop dumping city garbage at the site in 15 days, the residents will start an agitation. The fire first started around 10.30pm on Saturday and controlled by three fire tenders and five tankers by 2.30 am on Sunday. On Monday, it again broke out around 11.30 am and it took four fire tenders to control the blaze by 2.30 pm. Additional chief fire officer Rajesh Bhatt said the site was not fit for human settlement but people had occupied it illegally.

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