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Tanzanians Battle Wildfire On Mount Kilimanjaro

Fire erupts on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa′s tallest peak | News | DW |  12.10.2020

Communities living near Mount Kilimanjaro have been battling a wildfire on the mountain – Africa’s highest peak – that broke out on Sunday afternoon.

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Tanzania’s National Parks service (Tanapa) said efforts to contain it were ongoing.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

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The flames can be seen tens of miles away, the Citizen newspaper reports.

Tanapa shared a photo of the fire:

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Tanzania’s The Citizen Newspaper said the efforts of the communities were hampered by the altitude.

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895 metres (19,340ft).

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