Aberdare Ranges fire put out
30 March 2012, 14:05
Nyeri - Thanks to the onset of the long rains, the fire that has been raging in the Aberdare Ranges for the last two weeks has been put out, Daily Nation reports.
In a statement, Kenya Wildlife Service said the fire, which started on March 15, destroyed an estimated 5,000 hectares of the forest and was put out with the aid of rains and joint efforts of the local community, KWS, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Army and the National Youth Service.
The Aberdares Ranges is one of the five water towers in Kenya.
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