East Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill was still smoking on Sunday morning, after a major fire broke out at the garbage dumping site a day earlier, ANI reported.
No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet, a Fire Department official told The Hindu. Five fire tenders were sent to douse the flames after the blaze was reported after 5.45 pm on Saturday, the Delhi Fire Service told PTI.
The area affected was not known, but the fire had spread over a large part of the landfill, a Delhi Fire Service spokesperson was quoted as saying.
The landfill holds tonnes of waste that come in from areas in East and North East Delhi, Old Delhi and some parts of New Delhi.
On September 1, a portion of the landfill had collapsed, killing two people and trapping several others. A day later, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had banned authorities from dumping waste at the Ghazipur landfill.
The National Green Tribunal had asked civic authorities for an action plan to stabilise the site of the landfill, on September 22.