Fire consumes part of Church in Kalpitiya

A fire which erupted at a church in Redbana, Palliwasathurei-Kalpitiya has consumed its rear-most part.

The fire had broken out at the Saint Joseph Vaaz Church at around 12.40 this morning (27).

The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained.

However, area residents assume that the fire may have been caused by an alter lamp or candle.

Kalpitiya Police are conducting further investigations into the incident with church authorities ruling out the possibility vandalism.

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