Mount Kilimanjaro fire outbreak.
Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano. Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira are its three volcanic cones. It is Africa’s tallest peak and the world’s highest single free-standing mountain above sea level, rising 5,895 meters above sea level and around 4,900 meters above its plateau base.
What is happening to Mount Kilimanjaro? | Mount Kilimanjaro Fire
Mount Kilimanjaro Fire. The fire started on Friday night, precisely two years after another one started on Africa’s tallest peak in October 2020.
Tanapa has subsequently gathered about 320 firemen from its institution, the fire department, police, rangers, staff and students of the wildlife management college (Mweka), and tourism industry personnel to help put out the fire.
Although preliminary results have yet to determine the source of the inferno that threatens climbers, no human casualties have been reported thus far.
According to Tanzania National Parks Authority (Tanapa) data, the fire that erupted atop Africa’s highest summit in October 2020 damaged an estimated 95.5 square kilometers of vegetation.
The area damaged by the wildfires was then equal to 5% of the whole area of the mountain, which covers an area of 1,700 square kilometers.
It took 10 days to put out the fire in 2020.