Engineering technique involved in fire-fighting operation at wastes landfill in the Almaty region

Date: 12:33, 16-05-2019.

Almaty. May 16. KazTAG  - Engineering technique have been involved in the firefighting operation at the wastes landfill in the Almaty region.
"About 50 calls from people mainly living in the Bostandyk and Medeu districts came on May 16 at 00.12 reporting about acrid smell of burning. It was revealed that there was fire in the Almaty region, Karasai district, Aitiy rural district at the landfill at 1 hectare area.  As a result, the characteristic smell spread throughout the upper part of the city. At the moment,  fire-fighting equipment of the Almaty region is working on the scene. Taking into account the depth at which debris ignited engineering equipment was involved: 5 bulldozers, 2 loaders, 2 excavators, 2 dump trucks," said  Sandugash Baymukhambetova, official representative of the department of emergency situations.
She also denied the information on the excess of sulfur dioxide in the air by 70 times.
“The fake newsletter about exceeding the level of sulfur dioxide in the air by 70 times appeared in the chart groups, the department of emergency situations of Almaty reports that, according to Kazhydromet, the excess of harmful substances in the atmospheric air was not recorded, and therefore the recommendations on the use of respirators and gas masks was false," she added.
In her words, the fire-fighting operation is underway.



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