Fire in Maragalakanda forest reserve

A fire erupted in the Maragalakanda forest reserve in Monaragala district last evening (29) due to the dry weather conditions prevailing in the area.

Speaking to RepublicNext, Assistant Director-General of the Disaster Management Centre for the Monaragala district A. H. Ravindra Kumara said that the fire erupted around 5.30 – 6.00 pm last evening.

The fire was completely doused by this morning (30) with the help of the Sri Lanka army, said Kumara.

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