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A fire at a leading cloth store at Pelawatta

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 11, 2018 19:09

A fire at a leading cloth store at Pelawatta

A leading clothing store at Pelawatta in Battaramulla has been destroyed due to a fire broke out today.

The fire broke out at 11.00 a.m. this morning. It had extended to several small shopping outlets nearby. Several fire trucks were dispatched by the Colombo Municipal Council and the Kotte Urban Council to douse the fire.  Bell 212 helicopter was also deployed to control the situation.

A joint operation was implemented with the support from the Army, Police and the Disaster Management Units to contain the situation. The authorities had to close the Battaramulla – Pelawatta and Kottawa – Battaramulla roads for traffic due to the disaster situation. No cause has been identified so far for the fire. The Thalangama Police is conducting further investigations.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 11, 2018 19:09