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By Nabeela Hussain

A fire broke out at the Govijana Mandiraya of the Ministry of Agriculture at Battaramulla a short while ago, fire brigade said.

Duty officer at the Fire Brigade, W. U. I Perera said that the fire broke out in the first floor of the five storey building. “Those who were at the office at the time saw the fire but were unable to put it out as they did not know how to use the fire extinguishers.

He said that the fire brigade was formed about the fire at 7.30 a.m this morning and had arrived at the scene 10 minutes after.
 

Police said that the cause of the fire was an electrical short circuit that occurred in the building and that investigations were being conducted into the incident.






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  • TP Tuesday, 05 October 2010 02:22 PM

    This is what I thought too. You see an electrical short circuit in a concrete building may not cause such a huge fire unless ther had been inflammable material near by. So..... it is strange.

    Podi Guru Tuesday, 05 October 2010 02:47 AM

    "has broken out"

    Athukorala Tuesday, 05 October 2010 03:04 AM

    Fire will come to Araliya too

    polkiccha Tuesday, 05 October 2010 03:11 AM

    I'm expecting the following responses from the readers of DM

    1.Sabotage
    2. God bless this country
    3. This happens because SF is in jail.
    3. The country has gone to the dogs
    4. the public's money is wasted.

    and similar responses

    Nalin Pradeep Tuesday, 05 October 2010 04:12 AM

    It seems that the KARMA's direction get wrong..

    KD Tuesday, 05 October 2010 04:20 AM

    I heard they use fire to cook.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 05 October 2010 04:24 AM

    Braindrain has sucked out all professionals so the cheap and cheat work caused this. What about this comment?

    citizen1 Tuesday, 05 October 2010 04:29 AM

    You sound like a real genius!

    almas alom Tuesday, 05 October 2010 04:31 AM

    alom

    This fire could put down but the poor peoples could not be put down if the price of the bread increases.

    TDDC Tuesday, 05 October 2010 04:56 AM

    I think the bad time is approaching. Check the horoscopes.

    Sanje Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:33 AM

    law of natures continuing ?

    Fireman Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:50 AM

    It is better not to use any fire extinguisher than using the wrong one in an electrical fire.

    KD Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:51 AM

    He is. Compared to regular users here..

    Dheen Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:58 AM

    You cannot rule out sabotage - may be to sweep the dust under the carpet.

    Roshan Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:39 AM

    May be the physical stocks and the book balance differs, the fire is the only way to sort it out.

    Josh Tuesday, 05 October 2010 07:47 AM

    probably a set up fire to destroy some important but confidential documents!!


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