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Friday, 20 September 2019 - 13:31
Five fire brigades were deployed to douse the fire at a clothing store in Hekitta, Wattala
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Police said dousing of the fire at the clothing store in Wattala – Hekitta continued for quite a while.

The fire erupted in the three-storied building at about 6.30 am this morning, five fire trucks from both the Colombo Municipal Council as well as the Peliyagoda Municipal Council were deployed to douse the fire.

In addition, personnel of the Welisara Navy Camp, the Wattala Police and residents of the area joined in.

There was severe traffic congestion on the Colombo – Negombo main road due to the fire.

Police said they suspect that the cause of the fire was an electricity leak. 

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