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Forest fires erupt in 4 areas
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Incidents relating to forest arson were reported from four areas of the island

today.

These acts of arson were reported from the areas of Anuradhapura, Kandy, Monaragala & Badulla.

Deputy Media Director of the Disaster Management Centre Sarath Lal Kumara speaking to our news team noted that measures were taken to contain the fires.

Meanwhile a sector of the Turpentine reserve running from the Haputhale Y junction to Diyathalawa has re-ignited during a forest fire.

The fire which erupted last morning was contained from spreading with the assistance of the police and air force.

However the fire which re-ignited this evening is being contained with the assistance of the air force according to Badulla District Disaster Management Centre.

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