Massive fire reported at a factory in Homagama Industrial Zone
A massive fire has broken out in a chemical storage facility in the Homagama Industrial Zone.
A total of four fire trucks have been deployed to douse the fire.
Meanwhile, a team of Sri Lanka Army has been deployed to assist in fighting the fire at the Homagama factory, Army Spokesperson stated.
UPDATE – 10:25 PM:
7 fire trucks have been deployed to control the fire that broke out in a chemical warehouse in Homagama Industrial Zone.
It is reported that the fire broke out at around 8:30 PM today (August 17) and is still going on.
Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Centre has advised the residents of Homagama to wear face masks to avoid smoke inhalation.
Inhaling harmful smoke can inflame lungs and airways, causing them to swell and block oxygen.
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