Fire in waste dump yard near Rourkela Steel Plant


Rourkela: The waste dumping yard in Sitalpada outside the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has caught a huge fire today afternoon. While the flames of the fire look dangerously huge, the RSP public relation officials said it will not cause any harm to the plant or public.

Though people are in panic to see the massive fire in the waste dumpyard, the RSP authorities have advised people not to be worried and that they are making all arrangements to control the fire. Local people however said the fire brigade arrived only after locals called for help while the RSP had not taken any major action.

The waste yard has chemicals as well as discarded scraps dumped in the open field near Katadpola. With the temperature of the city crossing 40 degrees the locals are worried to see the huge smoke enveloping the region and fear it may happen again due to chemicals being thrown away in such an area.

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