One dies in Mt Lavinia tyre shop fire
One person died and three others were injured in a fire at a tyre
shop near the Hotel Road junction in Mount Lavinia around 1.30am
Acting Police Media Spokesman SP Sajeeva Medawatte said the fire
which started the previous night, was put out within five hours with the
assistance of Fire Brigade Units of the Colombo Municipal Council and
Dehiwala - Mount Lavinia Municipal Council and the Air Force. Mount
Lavinia Police said four workers were inside the three storey tyre shop
when the fire erupted.
“Three were rescued with minor injuries while the other was upstairs
and trapped inside when the fire engulfed the shop,” Police said.