Brushfire on Kilimanjaro



Today a brushfire is burning on the South slope of Kilimanjaro  reportedly having climbed to 20,000  feet.  Strange as it is, it's not the first time. A large fire swept the upper slopes in 1999 there was a  forest fire on the lower slopes in 2013.  There is no news as to the cause thus far.  Update: October 13, 2020. The Tanzania National Parks Authority reports that the fire is largely contained. Reportedly it was started by a cooking fire that went out of control at the 12,000 foot level.  This is well above the forest so it was contained as a brush fire.  Hundreds of parks employees, students and volunteers turned out to battle the fire.