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* Sri Lanka Air Force deployed to douse forest fire in Ambuluwawa mountains
Wed, Feb 22, 2012, 02:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Air Force has rendered its assistance to control a forest fire raging in the Ambuluwawa nature reserve area near Gampola in the Kandy District of central hill country.

The Air Force said it had deployed two Bell 212 helicopters from the SLAF Base Ratmalana and Hingurakgoda early this morning around 5:30 a.m. to assist in retarding the spread of the major forest fire erupted in the mountain area.

The helicopter crew of the two Bell 212 helicopters equipped with the under-slung 'Bambi buckets' had each flown 5 consecutive shuttles to bring water from the Mahaweli River to contain the raging flames.

The Disaster Management Center which has sought the assistance of the Air Force has said that the fire had destroyed about 300 acres of forest.



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