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06th September 2016 20:50:46 Hours

Army Troops Control Bush Fire

A bush fire broke out on Sunday (4) at Warunagama area in Wellawaya Divisional Secretariat was controlled by troops of the 18 Gemunu Watch (GW) of the 121 Brigade on the instructions of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C).

Quickly responding to the news, on the fire, the Commanding Officer of 18 Gemunu Watch, Lieutenant Colonel Roshan Dharmawickrama instructed his troops, including an Officer and 30 Other Ranks to rush to the scene and attend to it together with the villagers.

Villagers in the area also gave their immense support to douse the fire that was spreading over 50 acres.