Mount Kenya burning.

Position:Kaleidoscope - Wildfires - Brief article

Wildfires raged throughout the extent of Kenya's most famous mountain--Mount Kenya--for about a week in early March, until heavy rains managed to subdue them.

The Mount Kenya Trust launched an appeal to try and arrest the flames as they spread across the 5,199m-high mountain, located just north of the capital, Nairobi.

The Trust, an organisation dedicated to helping preserve and protect Mount Kenya, started a fundraiser within Kenya seeking help to douse the rapidly-expanding fires.

The fires were a result of winds and extremely dry conditions, burning through hectares of moorlands and encroaching...

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