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


A fire that broke out at a furnishings showroom contained within the Kotagala Metropolis in Hatton has left three retailers belonging to the equal showroom utterly destroyed. 

The fireplace had broken out on the underside flooring of the showroom at spherical 10.00 p.m. remaining night time time time time (March 05), whereas the shop proprietor and his confederate have been staying on the upper flooring of the shop, the police said.

The fireplace was later launched beneath administration by the retailers of Kotagala Metropolis together with officers of the Dimbula Pathana Police, troops of the Kotagala navy camp and plantation staff.

Nonetheless, the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council’s fireplace brigade had arrived on the scene after the fireside was launched beneath administration, resulting in a tense state of affairs arising with the residents inside the house protesting their late arrival and delayed response.

The damage attributable to the fireside has not been estimated as of nonetheless.


Dimbula Pathana Police, who’re investigating the fireside, talked about that the rationale for the fireside is suspected to be electrical transient.

Contained in the meantime, President of Kotagala Retailers’ Affiliation, Viswanathan Pushpa said that the retailers in Kotagala metropolis will maintain closed for only a few hours in the mean time, protesting in opposition to the scarcity of help from the Fireplace Combating Unit of the Ceylon Petroleum Company (CPC) or the Dikoya metropolis council’s fireplace brigade to cope with the fireside that broke out contained within the metropolis.

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