• Last Update 2024-06-13 18:08:00

Forest Fire at Alagalla Mountain in Badulla doused.


A serious environmental damage had occurred due to forest fire which had occurred at Alagalla mountain area above Badulla town, police said

The fire which sparked off around 6.00 pm yesterday had lasted for over six hours and destroyed a large portion of the forested areas.

 The fire had also spread towards Badulla District secretariat's armoury situated in the same mountain and  therefore police and army took priority to douse the fire before it reached the armoury.

The forested area in the mountain was home to rabbits, Barking deer and other animals,

 Police said that the investigations revealed that the fire had occurred due to human activities and said that they were unable to apprehend any suspect responsible for the fire.



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