Fourteen houses have been destroyed due to a fire that had broken out on a line of houses in Galpella in Puvakgodamulla in Badulla last night.
Police said that the Badulla Municipal Council fire brigade, the residents and the police had jointly doused the fire.
While no one has been reported killed, the cause for the fire has also not yet come to light.
Meanwhile the fire that erupted at the Mahamewna Asapuwa Kanda in Kumbulwela, Badulla continues to spread.
Police said that about 2000 acres had by now been destroyed by the fire. However police said further that no damage has been caused to the rooms of the Mahamewna Meditation Centre rooms situated close by.