Kenya Forest Services puts out bush fire in Mt Kenya forest

Written By: Peter Kinyua - Kenya Forest Service/Christine Muchira
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Kenya Forest Services (KFS) has mobilized it’s human and equipment to assist in putting out a huge fire that is fast spreading in Mt Kenya Forest.

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KFS Chairman Peter Kinyua has directed that all efforts by KFS should be channeled towards dealing with the fire.

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The 6km long forest fire line has moved from Lake Ellis area towards Lake Alice and Marania spreading to the moorlands an area under Kenya Wildlife Service.

The scene of the fire cannot be easily accessible by fire engines.

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This has forced the fire fighting team to mobilize other means such as using helicopters in order to cover ground.

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Confirming the incident, Kenya Forest Services Chairman said the smoke in the area has been a hindrance to conducting a proper assessment and will require addition of more resources to airlift the fire fighting personnel.

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