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  • Massive fire breaks out at a landfill site in Delhi
  • 13 fire tenders deployed to douse the flames
  • Smoke from fire made it difficult for locals to breathe

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Watch: massive fire at a landfill site in Delhi

This year, three incidents of fire were reported in east Delhi's Ghazipur landfill site, including the one on March 28 which was finally doused over 50 hours after it broke out.

A massive fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill site in north Delhi on Tuesday, officials said.

According to officials, 13 fire tenders were at the site to douse the flames.

Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to submit a report on the Bhalswa landfill fire within 24 hours.

As the fire was spreading in the nearby colonies, people were finding it difficult to breathe.

Also watch: Massive fire breaks out in Kolkata's Tangra area

This year, three incidents of fire were reported in east Delhi's Ghazipur landfill site, including the one on March 28 which was finally doused over 50 hours after it broke out.

On Tuesday, three more incidents of fire were reported in the capital.

A fire broke out at the Transport Bhawan on Parliament Street here on Tuesday. The fire started from an air-conditioner in one of the rooms of the building.

In another incident, a fire broke out at a shop and spread to other stores in Amar Colony's main market in Lajpat Nagar.

Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg said, "The fire started from a shop on the ground floor and spread to other stores and a restaurant. The fire also spread to the residence and an office on the first floor of the building." A DTC bus also caught fire on Tuesday afternoon.

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