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February 26, 2021
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Big fire at Glina dump field

A big fire burst out on Saturday evening, by 20.00 h., at the dump field from Glina, near Bucharest, and continued also yesterday, although the authorities took measures quickly after the outburst of the fire, Realitatea TV reported. Fortunately, there were no human victims, but because of the wind the fire extended quickly, and the local employees decided to intervene with the bulldozers to appease the fire. Several special vehicles with water and foam from ISU Ilfov went to the place, the Environment Ministry assuring that “the area is permanently monitored in order to limit the fire.” The flames were extinguished, remaining only a few isolated foci, which the fire fighters try to put out. But the cloud of smoke extended on several tens of kilometers, affecting also some blocks of flats from Berceni neighbourhood, Bucharest. The Environment Ministry stressed that the quality of the air is permanently monitored, but the values did not exceed the upper limits of the quality indicators, although the people complained that the air has a bad smell, and they cannot breathe. According to Semida Soica, spokesperson ISU Ilfov, the firemen tried to extinguish completely the fire on Sunday. An inquiry will be organized to establish the causes of the fire, Mediafax reports.

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