KOCHI: Virtually a yr after a large fireplace outbreak at Brahmapuram waste remedy plant, an analogous incident occurred on Friday when a heap of rubbish behind the waste segregation unit caught fireplace. The efforts of fireside officers to douse the fireplace, which began round 12.30pm, continued until midnight. Like final yr, the thick fumes from the fireplace engulfing Kakkanad triggered panic amongst residents.
Round 15 firefighting items from Thrikkakara, Pattimattom, Gandhinagar, Mattanchery, Tripunithura, Aluva and Membership Street stations battled the fireplace. “Although the fireplace was introduced beneath management, we’re nonetheless working to fully douse it. It might take just a few extra hours to fully carry the state of affairs beneath management,” stated V S Ranjith Kumar, station officer, Thrikkakara.
Although the preliminary inquiry urged chemical response resulted within the fireplace, the opposition within the municipality alleged thriller behind the incident. “Through the tenure of the earlier UDF-led municipal council, hydrants had been put in contained in the plant to curb fireplace. Regardless of such a facility, a large fireplace broke out,” stated Antony Kureethara, Opposition chief.