Fire at Norochchole

A sudden fire has broken out at the Norochchole Thermal Power Plant in Kalpitiya today morning. According to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Chairman, Vidya Amarapala the fire has irrupted due to the clogging up of a chimney that emits waste from the combustion of coal.

Mr. Amarapala added that there are no human casualties from the fire. While almost 90% of the fire has been extinguished, additionally Sri Lanka Air force and Navy personnel have also been deployed in order to assist with the task, Ada Derana correspondent stated.

Courtesy: Ada Derana