Fire erupts at a construction site in Colombo 02

Lahiru Fernando

COLOMBO (News 1st): A fire erupted at a construction site in Braybrooke Place, Colombo 2 earlier today. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

The Fire Department told News 1st that it has dispatched 9 vehicles, including two sky lifters, and 60 personnel to the site.

According to the Department, the fire has been contained and those trapped are currently being rescued.

An Indian construction worker who was in the midst of the fire has been taken to hospital with minor injuries, after being rescued by his co-workers.

Early moments of the fire: