Maragala mountain wildfire destroys 500 acres

Maragala mountain wildfire destroys 500 acres

Maragala mountain wildfire destroys 500 acres

Written by Staff Writer

08 Jul, 2019 | 2:32 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – It is reported that over 500 acres of forest area were burnt to ashes by a fire which spread across the Maragala Mountain in Moneragala.

A Sri Lanka Air Force Bell 212 Helicopter was deployed to assist in the efforts to douse the fire.

However, prevailing dry weather renders it difficult to contain the fire.

 

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