Bush fires ravage Sri Lanka forest reserves

   Bush fires ravage Sri Lanka forest reserves

22 July 2009

published by www.colombopage.com

Sri Lanka — Nearly 30 acres of land in Knuckles Range, one of Sri Lanka’s forest reserves in the central hill country has been destroyed by still raging bush fires.

Department of Forest Conservation said thes fire has broken out in Kalugala, Ududumbara in the Knuckles Range.

Several teams had been deployed to control the fire, without any success due to the prevailing dry weather conditions in the area, the Forest Department said.

Meanwhile, the fire that was spreading in the Galpothukanda Reserve in Ratnapura for several days was brought under control last night.

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