Several units called in as fire rages through Beliatta building (Watch report)

Several units called in as fire rages through Beliatta building (Watch report)

Written by Staff Writer

11 Feb, 2015 | 2:33 pm

A fire broke out at a three-storey building in the Lunu Kadey Junction in Dickwella, Beliatta.

According to the police, the fire had broken out on Tuesday night.The fire broke out at a furniture shop in the Lunu Kadey Junction in Dickwella, Beliatta.

The building’s security guard stated that he witnessed black smoke coming from the arch while investigating a “smell of something burning.”

With the fire gradually spreading to all three floors of the building, locals attempted to put out the fire.

The Tangalle Navy Fire Brigade also rushed to the scene to douse the fire. As their attempts were unsuccessful, Fire Extinguishing Units of the Tangalle and Matara Urban Councils also arrived at the scene.

The fire which raged out till 2 Wednesday morning, was doused by locals and fire extinguishing units.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Police investigations are underway into the incident.

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