Fire breaks out on Mount Kilimanjaro

Posted on 13 October 2020 By Anita Froneman

A fire is burning on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Firefighters from the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) and students from the College of African Wildlife Management are all working to contain the blaze that started on Sunday, October 11.

According to BBC, the fire broke out in Whona, a rest area for climbers using the Mandara and Horombo routes up the mountain. The cause of the blaze is unknown. It has been fuelled by strong winds, adding to the difficulty in containing the fire.

‘The fire is big and they are continuing to fight it,’ Alex Kisingo, deputy head at the College said according to Al Jazeera.

No deaths or serious injuries have been reported as of yet.

Mount Kilimanjaro is a world-famous landmark and Africa’s highest peak at 5,895 meters (nearly 20,000 feet) above sea level.

Picture: Twitter/osalra


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