Fire engulfs estate houses in Maskeliya | Daily News


 

Fire engulfs estate houses in Maskeliya

The estate workers are dousing the fire.
The estate workers are dousing the fire.

A line of estate houses in the Stockholm Estate in Maskeliya was engulfed in fire on September 20 and about 16 houses were completely destroyed displacing 126 persons.

The fire erupted in one house and had spread rapidly to other houses as well, estate workers said.

The line of houses comprised 28 houses and the estate workers were able to protect 12 houses from the fire. The assets of the workers were also destroyed in the fire, police said.

The displaced were settled at the estate cultural centre temporarily by the estate management. Police said an electricity leakage may have caused the fire.

Maskeliya police are investigating. 


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