“The biggest problem is the strong winds”
Another fire broke out on Kilimanjaro
Another fire has broken out on Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania.
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The fire started on Sunday on the north-eastern flank of the mountain, Charles Ngendo, spokesman for the Tanzanian national park authority, told the German Press Agency on Monday. Nothing was initially known about the cause of the fire.
A week ago, a fire broke out on Africa’s highest mountain at an altitude of around 3,900 meters. According to the authorities, this has still not been deleted. “The biggest problem is the strong winds blowing from different directions, making it impossible to contain the fire,” Ngendo said.
In the meantime, 2.5 square kilometers are affected by the first fire. A total of 600 people are working on the mountain to fight the flames.
At around 6000 meters, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and a popular tourist destination. Every year about 50,000 people make their way to the summit.