Fire breaks out at landfill in Bedong

ALOR SETAR (Jan 21): A fire broke out at the landfill in Bedong, Sungai Petani, near here, this afternoon.

Kedah Fire and Rescue Department operations assistant director Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain said it received a distress call at 4.09pm and personnel arrived at the location about 15 minutes later.

"There is a fire involving the rubbish with no victims reported, and the estimated total area of the landfill is 10 acres (over 4ha).

"The fire is spreading due to the windy conditions at the scene and efforts to put out the fire are ongoing," he said in a statement here yesterday.

He said two bulldozers owned by the landfill operator were used to move the piles of rubbish to prevent the fire from spreading.

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