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Troops rush to fight Wildfire

Troops rush to fight Wildfire

[February 27 2018]

A group of Sri Lanka Army troops rushed to contain a wildfire in Thiruwanaketiya, Muththettuwa in the Ratnapura District on Sunday (25th February). Troops rushed to the location in response to a request for help to contain the fast spreading bushfire.

According to Army media, the fire had broken out around noon on Sunday. Spreading past, It had affected about 10 acres by the time troops managed to reach the location and begin work.

Acting fast troops took immediate measures to stop the spared of the wildfire and bring it under control.

Swift measures taken by the troops of the 58 Division under the Security Force Headquarters (SFHQ) - West prevented the fire from spreading and causing more damage.

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