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Fire at clothing store in Battaramulla

A leading clothing store in Pelawatte, Battaramulla was destroyed in a major fire yesterday morning. Fire engines belonging to Kotte, Colombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Councils were dispatched to douse the fire and a Sri Lanka Air Force Bell 12 helicopter fitted with a Bambi bucket also helped prevent the spread of the fire to a nearby tyre shop. Picture by Chinthana Kumarasinghe