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Massive fire at Noida dumping yard; firefighters unable to quell blaze even after 18 hours

Written by  Shgun S -- March 26th 2024 06:39 PM
Massive fire at Noida dumping yard; firefighters unable to quell blaze even after 18 hours

Massive fire at Noida dumping yard; firefighters unable to quell blaze even after 18 hours

Noida dumping yard fire: A massive fire broke out in the dumping yard of the Noida Authority's horticulture department. The fire has been raging for more than 18 hours, with winds posing a challenge to firefighters attempting to contain it, officials said on Tuesday.

The fire broke out on Monday evening in an open plot in Sector 32 where the department had dumped pruned trees. The blaze was allegedly started by two or three people, according to authorities.


"...The guard who was on duty here this evening reported that 2-3 boys had come here and set fire. The guard tried to follow them," Anand Mohan Singh, Deputy Director of the Noida Authority said.

"We were alerted to the fire last evening, and water tenders and firefighters were dispatched immediately. Since last evening, we have been attempting to extinguish the fire with the help of 15 water tenders. Although we are on the scene, the fire continues to burn on...winds and sunshine are making things difficult," Noida's Chief Fire Officer Pradeep Kumar Choubey said.

Regarding the cause of the fire, Pradeep Choubey stated that videos show that some anti-social elements started it, which was also confirmed by the Noida Authority's deputy director of the horticulture department.

"There are both residential and commercial areas nearby. They are also concerned about the fire, and we are doing our best," he explained, adding that 15 water tenders from the fire service unit are on the job and have been replenished 15-20 times so far.

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