Fire damages Inginiyagala power plant

A blaze at the Inginiyagala power station in Ampara damaged at least eight main transformers of the plant yesterday, CEB sources said.

No injuries have been reported from the blaze.

According to CEB sources, the power supply in several areas of the Ampara District including Uhana, Ampara and Inginiyagala has been interrupted due to the fire.

The Air Force fire brigade and police have managed to control the fire with the assistance of the staff of the Inginiyagala power station, but the fire had caused severe damages to the plant amounting to Rs 10 million. The cause of the fire is not known yet and under investigation, sources said.

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