The inferno that has broken out in Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro, is getting contained by volunteers, whom the Tanzanian authorities say are about 500 in number.
Spokesman Pascal Shelutete said on Monday the area still burning is known as Kifunika Hill, as flames could be seen miles away.
“A big percentage of the fire has been contained by the multi-agency team which has been working since early morning,” Shelutete said.
He said the flames may have started from the fire used in making food for tourists.
“Tourism activities are still going on,” he said and assured tourists of their safety.
The mountain is popular with hikers and climbers.
NEWS/PHOTO SOURCE: News Agencies