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Helicopters deployed to assist in putting out the Mt. Kenya forest fire

2nd March, 2019

Wildlife rangers, soldiers and huge teams of volunteers fought on Friday to stem a fierce forest fire raging on Mount Kenya National Park for nearly a week. Kenya Wildlife Service (kws), the government force in charge of national parks, said the fire began last Saturday, and estimated that more than 200,000 acres around the wider Mount Kenya region had been destroyed. Helicopters flew shuttle runs to support the volunteers doing the dangerous work in the forest to stop the blaze. Others made giant water drops to stem the fire.