Firefighters continue to battle forest fire in Ella

Firefighters continue to battle forest fire in Ella

Written by Staff Writer

22 Aug, 2019 | 9:35 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – A fire erupted at a reserve in the Ella rock region in Badulla today (August 22). Eyewitnesses said that the blaze has not yet been doused.

We inquired on the matter from the Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre of the Badulla District E.M.L. Udaya Kumara. He said that wildlife officers are in charge of this region. He added that the fire erupted this morning and since the blaze erupted in a precipice dousing the fire is quite difficult. The assistant director further said that the army is also assisting the wildlife officers in the region.

 

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