Another fire at Brahmapuram plant in Kochi; fire force in action

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Firefighters at Brahmapuram plant in Kochi on March 26, Sunday | Photo: Mathrubhumi/Rahul GR

Kochi: Weeks after the devastating fire at the Brahmapuram waste dumping yard here, another fire was reported on Sunday (March 26).

A fresh fire was spotted in sector seven of the waste treatment plant. A number of fire and rescue units camping at the plant site took action to put out the fire.

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Ernakulam district collector SK Umesh said that the fire would be completely extinguished on Sunday and there is no cause for panic.

Also read: Brahmapuram situation under control, says disaster management authority

Local self-government minister MB Rajesh said fire and rescue units were camping at Brahmapuram to deal with such situations. He said five units are working right now to douse the fire and the authorities have told him the issue will be resolved immediately.

Fire and rescue dousing fire started on March 2

Garbage piles at the Brahmapuram plant caught fire on March 2. The fire was doused after 12 days during which smoke from burning plastic caused severe air pollution in Kochi. It also triggered political controversy in the state which is yet to be doused. The National Green Tribunal had asked the Kochi Corporation to pay a compensation of Rs 100 cr for the incident. Kerala government announced three investigations. It also conducted health surveys and scientific studies to understand the impact of the fire on humans and the environment.

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