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DMC: Wildfire In Knuckles Range Continuing

Oct 24, 2010 9:15:55 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Disaster Management Center has stated today (24) that the wildfire in the Knuckles Range is still continuing.

The wildfire commenced on Friday (22) night.

The Center told the media today that the Police, Army and Wildlife Department have launched a joint operation to douse the fire.

Disaster Management Ministry’s Kandy Coordinator Major Kamal Herath has been quoted as saying that Air Force assistancee was requested in order to extinguish the wildfire but the strong winds and high levels of mist in the area has made it impossible for Sri Lanka Air Force helicopters to fly over the fire.