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A fire that swept through a group of shops in Kadugannawa last night completely destroyed a pharmacy and damaged the roof of another shop before being doused.

Police Media Unit said police officers, together with the Kandy Fire Brigade and area residents managed to douse the fire before it spread further. There was no loss of life or injuries due to the fire while the extent of property damage is yet to be determined.

The cause of the fire remains unidentified and Kadugannawa Police are investigating.