Navy firefighters put out blaze in Wattala

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The Navy sprang into action to control a sudden fire in three textile shops on the ground floor of a two-storey building in Elakanda, Wattala on Friday morning (6).

A Navy firefighting team rushed to the scene, after the Operations Room of SLNS Gemunu was alerted by the Wattala Police Station, requesting assistance to control a fire in three textile shops on the ground floor of a two-storey building at Elabada Junction in Elakanda.

Responding to the request for assistance, a firefighting team and a fire engine attached to SLNS Gemunu rushed to the location. Navy firefighters, with the help of residents in the locality managed to put out the fire, and prevented it from spreading to nearby properties.