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Kilimanjaro fire still burning

The latest information from US space agency Nasa suggests the fire that broke out on the slopes of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, last week is still active, after dying down in recent days.

Nasa’s Fire Information for Resource Management System, which uses satellite data to detect thermal hot spots, shows the fire has spread again, after burning in just one place over the weekend.

On Sunday, the Tanzanian authorities said firefighters and volunteers had managed to contain large parts of the fire. They were tackling the blaze in a ravine near a popular camp site for hikers.

The government is yet to issue another update.

The fire comes two years after a week-long inferno destroyed thousands of hectares of woodland on Mount Kilimanjaro’s slopes.

Source:Fiilafmonline/BBC

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