[Photos, Videos] Africa’s Tallest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro Is On Fire

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world is on fire.

Africa’s Tallest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro Is On Fire
In this image made from video, rangers and volunteers help to put out fires on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Tanzanian authorities say 500 volunteers have been trying to put out a fire on Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. (AP Photo)

Tanzanian authorities say 500 volunteers have been trying to put out a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. The flames can be seen from miles away, Aljazeera has revealed.

A statement from the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) said on Tuesday that the volunteers have managed to limit the fire’s spread.

Spokesman Pascal Shelutete said the area still burning is known as Kifunika Hill, adding that the cause of the fire has yet to be established.

Shelutete did not say how the fire, which has been burning for more than a day, has affected wildlife or vegetation, but he assured tourists of their safety. The mountain is popular with hikers and climbers.

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Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest single free-standing mountain in the world, with a height of 19,443 feet (5,926 metres).

Below are the full photos, videos:

Africa’s Tallest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro Is On Fire
In this image made from video, rangers and volunteers help to put out fires on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Tanzanian authorities say 500 volunteers have been trying to put out a fire on Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. (AP Photo)
Africa’s Tallest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro Is On Fire
In this image made from video, a ranger helps to put out fires on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Tanzanian authorities say 500 volunteers have been trying to put out a fire on Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. (AP Photo)
Africa’s Tallest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro Is On Fire
In this image made from video, fires burn on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Tanzanian authorities say 500 volunteers have been trying to put out a fire on Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. (AP Photo)
Africa’s Tallest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro Is On Fire
People are seen near a fire spreading on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania October 12, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA)/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
Africa’s Tallest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro Is On Fire
People are seen near a fire spreading on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania October 12, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA)/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
Africa’s Tallest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro Is On Fire
People are seen in an area as the fire spreads between Horombo camp and Mandara on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania October 12, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. Sydney Lawrence/College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
Africa’s Tallest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro Is On Fire
A fire spreads in an area between Horombo camp and Mandara on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania October 12, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. Sydney Lawrence/College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
Africa’s Tallest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro Is On Fire
This satellite image taken by NASA on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 shows Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. According to Tanzania National Parks, efforts are underway to combat fires that are burning on Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. (NASA via AP)

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