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Forest fire close to Keppapulavu army camp

A forest fire close to the Sri Lankan military camp in Keppapulavu, Mullaithivu, has resulted in twenty-five acres of teak groves being burnt down.

In an attempt to prevent the fire from spreading to their camp, hundreds of Sri Lankan soldiers rushed to the scene.

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The current heatwave in Mullaithivu is said to have caused the forest fire.