Sri Lanka Air Force deployed to douse forest fire in Muthurajawela wetlands


Sri Lanka Air Force deployed to douse forest fire in Muthurajawela wetlands

27 January 2014

published by www.colombopage.com


Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka Air Force has rendered its assistance Monday to control a forest fire raging in the Muthurajawela wetlands.

The Air Force said it has deployed a Bell 212 helicopter from the SLAF Ratmalana base was deployed this afternoon to assist in retarding the spread of a forest fire which erupted in the wetland areas of Pubudugama in Muthurajawela.

The helicopter crew of the Bell 212 helicopter equipped with the under-slung ‘Bambi buckets’ flew 34 consecutive sorties bringing water from a natural tank in Muthurajawela and contained the raging fire close to Pubudugama Village.

The Disaster Management Center has sought the assistance of the Air Force to douse the fire.
 


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