Efforts are continuing in Tanzania to extinguish a fire that has broken out on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest single free-standing mountain in the world, with a height of 19,443 feet (5,926 metres). Kilimanjaro on fire Fire fighters battling raging inferno, posing serious threat to flora, fauna surrounding Africa’s highest mountain peak It is also the highest single standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro on fire: Villagers and volunteers join in the fight -VIDEO. Fire erupts on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak Communities living near the peak were trying to extinguish the flames, but the altitude of the fire made it difficult, according to local media. Reuters A fresh dusting of snow sits atop the dormant volcano of Mount Kilimanjaro in this file photo. In October, firefighters in Tanzania had to tackle a number of fires on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. Monday October 12 2020. Moshi. Firefighters are beginning a fifth day Thursday trying to contain a forest fire in a conservation area on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak. A view of the fire's glow on Mount Kilimanjaro seen from Moshi, Tanzania. Apart from the fire fighters, students and staff from Mweka Wildlife College have been rallied to join hands in the fire fight. Tanzanian authorities say 500 volunteers have been trying to put out the fire. Whona lies between the Mandara and Horombo huts on Kili’s most popular ascent line, known as the Marangu route or more commonly, the Coca-Cola route. Tanzania: Video - Kilimanjaro On Fire: Villagers and Volunteers Join in the Fight @tzparks/Twitter Tanzania National Parks has deployed about 400 people to fight the fire on Mount Kilimanjaro. The fire started in the Whona area, a rest centre for climbers. Mt Kilimanjaro is a tourist attraction for Tanzania and Kenya. Members … On Sunday afternoon, 11th October, a fire broke out on Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, destroying 28 acres of vegetation. Summary. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, standing at 19,443 feet tall. https://www.foxnews.com/world/fire-mount-kilimanjaro-africa Africa, Environment Tanzania's iconic Mt. A large bush fire has engulfed the slopes of Kilimanjaro since Sunday, despite the efforts of more than 500 volunteers. Advertisement.