Army has warned people to refrain from touching any objects lying around in the area as there is a risk of explosions.
In case such materials are found contact the army headquarters be contacted via hot line 011 3 81 86 09 or 011 2 43 42 51.
The Salawa Army Camp site is to be inspected by the Government Analyst today.
Minister of Law and Order Sagala Rathnayake who visited the area last night stated the CID would investigate into the incident.
Meanwhile, the President’s Media Unit stated that all schools and government institutions in the Awissawella Electorate will be closed today.
The fire broke out at the Kosgama Salawa army camp situated close to the Colombo- Avissawella High Level Road at about 5. 45 last evening.
While the three armed forces, the police and fire brigade approached the camp premises, people within six kilometers from the camp were led to safe locations.<