45+FOREST+RESERVES+IN+MONERAGALA+CATCH+FIRE+DURING+THE+LAST+7+MONTHS
Monday, 05 August 2019 - 10:06
45 FOREST RESERVES IN MONERAGALA CATCH FIRE DURING THE LAST 7 MONTHS
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The Disaster Management unit of the Moneragala District states that more than 45 forest reserves have caught fire during the year.

According to the Assistant Director Ravindra Kumara these have been caused by human activity.

Meanwhile, a fire broke out in the Buttala- Katugahagalge lake reserve yesterday afternoon, and the officers of the Kumbukkana Army camp, Wildlife conservation officers and the Police got together and doused the fire.

According to the police media spokesman’s office around 10 acres of forest reserve has been destroyed by the fire.

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