Tanzania deploys 500 firefighters against Kilimanjaro blaze

DAR ES SALAAM (AFP) – Tanzania has deployed 500 firefighters to fight an inferno on the slopes of Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro which was under control on its third day, the national parks authority said on Tuesday.

The fire was spotted on Sunday afternoon at the Whona area, a rest centre for climbers using Mandara and Horombo, two of the several routes up the mountain which rises 5,895 metres above sea level.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin