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Monday, 09 September 2019 - 13:14
ANOTHER FOREST RESERVE CATCHES FIRE
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The Army have been able to completely control the fire that erupted yesterday (8) at the Malwathawala Reserve in Wellawaya. It is reported that around 100 acres have been destroyed by the fire.

Steps have been taken to douse the fire by the officers of the 121st Battalion of the Kumbukkana Army on their arrival after the District Disaster Management Centre at Moneragala informed the Army.

Due to the prevailing dry weather conditions and strong winds, the Army had to engage in a concerted effort to douse the fire.

The Police suspect that the reserve has been set on fire deliberately.

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