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Fire in the Aberdare Ranges finally extinquished
Date Published: 30 Mar, 2012
The fire that has been raging in the Aberdare Ranges for the last two weeks has finally been extinguished. The fire was put out with the aid of rains and joint efforts of the local community, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Army and the National Youth Service. The total area destroyed by the fire is estimated at 5,000 hectares.The fire broke out on March 15 in the moorlands and since then it has spread fast due to dry vegetation, strong winds and high temperatures during the day.