Brahmapuram situation under control, says disaster management authority

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

Kochi: The District disaster management authority stated that the situation at Brahmapuram is under control. A fire broke out at the waste treatment plant in Kochi on Sunday, March 26, afternoon. A major fire started on March 2 was extinguished 12 days later, and this is the second fire this month.

Only a small portion of the waste dumped in sector 7 of the plant that spans 110 acres caught fire. Fire and rescue units from Thrikkakara, Tripunithura, Pattomattom and Eloor are fighting the fire. Eight fire tenders and earthmovers are active at the location. The fire is completely under control, according to the authorities.

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The process to extinguish the fire started immediately after the fire watchers notified it, they added.

Local self-government minister MB Rajesh said the government expected such a situation and fire and rescue officials were camping at the plant premises to deal with it. Experts warned about small fire incidents. We mentioned this during the Assembly discussion as well. The fire started at around 4 pm and the operation started at 4.10 pm itself, he said.

Meanwhile, district collector NSK Umesh dismissed the allegation by some natives that more waste was brought to the plant after the fire on March 2. He said it was legacy waste that caught fire on Sunday. He also reiterated that the fire would be doused on Sunday itself.

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