Hasan Sayyed, a 32-year-old resident of Deonar, today said they are facing health problems due to the smoke, but children are affected the most as there have been complaints from them of irritation and redness of eyes.

According to a police official, the security personnel deployed near the dumping ground were also experiencing irritation in eyes and throat.

The official also said that there has been no serious health issue and no one has been admitted to hospital. Meanwhile, cooling operations were on at the dumping ground.

Seven fire engines, six water tankers and an ambulance are currently on the spot, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's disaster control department officials said. The fire has been completely brought under control, they added.

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