The Navy sprang into action to put out a sudden fire in Digiliya Mountain Forest Reserve, Maeliya Polpithigama on the night of 27 March.
Polpithigama Police turned to the Navy and requested assistance from the Commander Northwestern Naval Area to control a fire in Digiliya Mountain Forest Reserve.
Responding to the emergency, the Northwestern Naval Command dispatched a team of Naval personnel from the Naval Deployment Maho and a fire engine of SLNS Thambapanni to the location. The fire has been controlled to a greater extent as of yesterday (29) morning, thanks to the persistent firefighting efforts.
Due to the dry weather conditions prevailing in the area, a Naval team has been put on standby in case of further fires.