Solid waste landfill caught fire in Almaty region

Date: 10:13, 16-05-2019.

Astana. May 16. KazTAG - Solid waste landfill caught fire in the Almaty region.
“The firefighting service received a message that 7 km from the village of Aytey of the Karasai district of the Almaty region  there was a fire of solid household waste in a preliminary area of 1 hectare on May 16 at 02.03 am. Nobody has been injured, ”said Nursultan Nurakhmetov,  official representative of the Emergency Situations Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan.
The press service of Emergency Situations Department of the Almaty region reported that fire engines cannot drive there, because the depth of the ravine is 60-70 m.
“Clay is now being filled. As soon as it is covered, the fire should stop, ” said the department.

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