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23rd September 2018 12:05:30 Hours

Central Troops Control Another Bushfire

One Officer and sixteen Other Ranks of the Security Force Headquarters – Central (SFHQ-Cen) on the directions of the Commander Security Forces – Central, Major General Rukmal Diasrushed to Wadinahelaya area in the Kumbalwela Divisional Secretariat on Friday (21) and doused a fast spreading wild fire in the location.

Prevailing drought and dry weather patterns regularly tend to cause instantaneous bushfires in respective areas, necessitating the intervention of fire-fighters and the troops since the public often fail to contain the situation. Having completed the task, the troops returned to their camp late in the evening on Friday (21).