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Fire breaks out on Mount Kilimanjaro, says Tanzania National Park

Fire breaks out on Mount Kilimanjaro, says Tanzania National Park”

"A fire broke out on Mount Kilimanjaro and efforts to extinguish it are still ongoing".

Hundreds of Tanzanian firefighters and citizens are trying to contain a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain at 5,895 meters.

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. So far, no injuries or deaths have actually been reported and no residential or commercial property harmed.

"The fire is still going on and firefighters from TANAPA, other government institutions and locals are continuing with the efforts to contain it", Pascal Shelutete, an official with TANAPA, told Reuters.

The statement said TANAPA has taken all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of tourists climbing and descending the mountain and their tour guides.

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Hundreds of firefighters, residents and students in the area joined the effort to battle the blaze on Kilimanjaro, which rises to nearly 6,000 metres (20,000 feet) above sea level.

Meanwhile, David Ponera, a representative of CAWMSO, said hundreds of students have been dispatched to help put out the blaze.

The fire could be seen from as far as Moshi, a town known as the gateway to the mountain, which has three volcanic cones and is one of Tanzania's major tourist attractions.

Wildfire and rampant illegal logging have encroached on the ecosystem around the park and disturbed a forest belt around the mountain area, local authorities said.

Di height of di mountain, strong winds and dry weather cause di fire to spread fast.



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