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Fire at Pelawatte: SLAF deploys Bell 212

11 October 2018 01:44 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka Air Force deployed Bell 212 helicopter with Bambi bucket to douce the major fire that broke out at the leading clothing store Cool Planet at Pelawatte, Battaramulla.

Several fire brigade teams had been deployed.

Kottawa - Borella Road (174 bus route) also closed for traffic at Pelawatta due to the fire.

  Comments - 6

  • BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 11 October 2018 02:20 PM

    The truth is the Fire Brigade teams came far too late, at least 35 minutes after the first alert.... by that time the fire developed into a very advanced state. If they had arrived at least in 10 mins, this fire could have been easily controlled with just 3 fire trucks. No one will investigate the Fire Brigade because they are part of the air force.

    upali Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:36 PM

    Fire trucks have drive on heavly jammed road all the time in that area. Its not the fire bridge to blame as they can't come from the sky. Airforce bucking water from the near by diyawannaoya lake is the best practicle solution to contain the fire . They should have arrive by air much earlier. By the way Srilanka's fire bridges are no way of closer to modern fire fighting units by trainning, fire fighting vehicles, equpts. etcc. we have ever increasing high rise buildings. I am in the fire industry. We have to lot more to deal with fire. Learn from a country like UAE/US.

    DG Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:00 PM

    Roads are blocked fire trucks are helpless unless they come by air.

    Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday, 11 October 2018 02:43 PM

    ARE you happy about maithree palanaya

    Roshan Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:49 PM

    Did u updated fire brigade to the international standards during ur 10 years period???

    Maru Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:53 PM

    You cant balame the fire brigage. These local buildings lack proper building codes and fire safety measurements. Was the building adequately fitted with fire equipment and sprinklers? Probably not.

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