Volunteers respond to a home fire in Nuwara Eliya

11/01/2016 – Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka: The volunteers of Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) Nuwara Eliya Branch responded to a home fire recently at the Brunswick Estate located in Maskeliya.

The fire has gutted over 15 houses affecting over 80 people living there. Currently they are housed at the Bluefield Tamil Maha Vidyalaya close by.

Initially the branch disaster response teams along with first aid teams were at the scene and was aiding the people affected to move to a safer location. Authorities are conducting investigations as to the cause of the fire.

The branch also took steps to distribute non food relief items such as bed sheets, mats, kitchen sets, sarongs, buckets and clothes.

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