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Friday, 25 July 2014 - 14:51
50 forest fires reported in July; people advised to avoid bonfire.
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The National Disaster Management Center stated 50 incidents of forest fires have been reported up to today in the month of July.

The center stated majority of them reported from the districts of Badulla, Moneragala and Polonnaruwa.

Other forest fires were reported from Mullaitivu, Ratnapura, Puttalam, Kandy, Ampara and Anuradhapura districts.

Meanwhile 20 acres of Teak cultivation were destroyed when a fire broke near Inamaluwa Army camp on Habarana Dambulla road yesterday.

The Disaster Management Center also stated another 100 acres of forest were destroyed when a fire broke out at Talapath-kanda on the Habarana Trincomalee road yesterday evening.

National Disaster Center Assistant Media Director Sarath Lal Kumara said most of the fires had originated due to human involvement.

Lal Kumara requested the public to restrain from putting fire in forest areas.
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