A fire which broke out in Kandy this morning caused extensive damage to a building.
The fire broke out in a building at Yatinuwara in Kandy.
Fire trucks and the public managed to bring the fire under control.
Five people, including three children, were rescued from the building during the fire.
The three children were thrown down onto a bed sheet from the top of the building by their father.
He and his wife later climbed down half way along the windows and jumped.
All five were taken to hospital with minor injuries. (Colombo Gazette)