Fire breaks out at furniture showroom in Kotagala; protest over firefighters’ delay


A fireplace that broke out at a furnishings showroom within the Kotagala City in Hatton has left three outlets belonging to the identical showroom fully destroyed. 

The hearth had damaged out on the bottom flooring of the showroom at round 10.00 p.m. final night time (March 05), whereas the store proprietor and his spouse have been staying on the higher flooring of the store, the police stated.

The hearth was later introduced below management by the merchants of Kotagala City along with officers of the Dimbula Pathana Police, troops of the Kotagala military camp and plantation employees.

Nonetheless, the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council’s hearth brigade had arrived on the scene after the hearth was introduced below management, leading to a tense state of affairs arising with the residents within the space protesting their late arrival and delayed response.

The injury attributable to the hearth has not been estimated as of but.


Dimbula Pathana Police, who’re investigating the hearth, talked about that the reason for the hearth is suspected to be electrical brief.

In the meantime, President of Kotagala Merchants’ Affiliation, Viswanathan Pushpa stated that the outlets in Kotagala metropolis will stay closed for just a few hours at the moment, protesting in opposition to the shortage of assist from the Hearth Combating Unit of the Ceylon Petroleum Company (CPC) or the Dikoya city council’s hearth brigade to manage the hearth that broke out within the metropolis.

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