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After three days of wild fires on Mount Kilimanjaro, authorities say that over 28 square kilometers of vegetation has been destroyed. Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa) commissioner for conservation Allan Kijazi said on Tuesday evening that the fire had been contained. Earlier in the day Tanapa communication official Pascal Shelutete said preliminary investigations suggested that the inferno was accidentally caused by porters who were serving climbers at Whona. The mountain is Africa’s highest peak and comprises two dormant volcanic cones. It is a World Heritage Site

Tanzania National Parks has deployed about 400 people to fight the fire on Mount Kilimanjaro.