Fire at garbage-processing unit brought under control

Fire at garbage-processing unit brought under control

The major fire that broke out at the MSGP garbage-processing unit near Chigarenahalli in Doddaballapur taluk on Thursday was brought under control on Friday with the firemen working late into the night.

However, firefighters are still struggling to douse the blaze. Six fire tenders were rushed to MSGP after the fire erupted at there at around 3 pm on Thursday.

The Doddabelavangala police have registered a case against the management of MSGP “because the fire adversely affects the people and livestock in the villages in and around Chigarenahalli”.

Though the police are still trying to establish the cause of the fire, the police suspect that a few persons associated with the firm might have deliberately set the garbage on fire unable to process some pockets of the trash.

The mishap has put extra burden on the Terra Firma unit as a few garbage trucks have been diverted there from MSGP unit in Chigarenahalli, sources said.