A fire broke out at a textile store at the W. A. De Silva Mawatha junction in Wellawatte this afternoon.
The Police said five fire engines were deployed to douse the fire.
A firefighter who had sustained injuries while attempting to contain the fire had been admitted to the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital.
The Police had requested motorists to use alternative routes in the area.
The fire was later brought under control. (Colombo Gazette)
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