Authorities in Tanzania have deployed more than 400 porters and tour guides to battle a fire that broke out in Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, which has been raging due to strong winds.
The blaze had reignited in three fields by early Tuesday, the permanent secretary in charge of tourism, Prof Eliamani Sedoyeka confirmed.
The fire in the region reignited in areas that were previously under control, for which more than 500 officers from the defence and security forces alongside tourism stakeholders were deployed.
Two years ago, a week-long inferno destroyed thousands of hectares of woodland on the slopes of the mountain.
Mount Kilimanjaro, which measures 5,895m high, is a popular tourist destination and attracts thousands of people every year.