Fire breaks out on Mt Kilimanjaro

The fire has since destroyed several acres of moorlands and as of Monday evening 2100Hrs local time there were no signs of over 400 firefighters , a number that later increased to 600 containing the fire.

Local communities living near Mount Kilimanjaro are working hard to put a fire currently burning on Africa’s highest peak.

Both the Kilimanjaro National Park and the Tanzanian National Parks service confirmed the fire broke out late Sunday afternoon.

Tanzania’s park’s service posted a blurry photograph on its Twitter account of what appeared to be Mount Kilimanjaro with several pockets of flames burning on it, with the message:

The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time.

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