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Tsavo West fire almost faded away

Volunteers and KWS at work since 24 hours

24-07-2020 by redazione

The large fire that broke out last night in the vast area around the Tsavo Ovest National Park slowly fades away.
Hundreds of volunteers coordinated by the Tsavo Team of "fire fighters" and recruited also among young people in and around the town, tried to put out the flames with every possible means, especially with spades and shovels by digging and throwing earth on the flames.
They risked a lot, subjecting themselves to the heat but also working closely with herds of crazed animals and ferocious fleeing specimens.
For this reason, the donations that arrived at the Mpesa number we communicated previously, were also directed to medicines against pain and burns, mineral water and food, as well as tools to shovel and cover the flames.
"We have also seen late in the morning planes flying over the fire," a volunteer reported on television, "we have been at work since dawn and we don't know when we will finish.
The Kenya Wildlife Service confirmed that initially there were three fires, but two were put out of action relatively quickly: one was driven by strong winds towards the Chyulu Hills and the other just inside the national park. The third, which started from the Lualenyi Ranch area, managed by Italian Davide Gremmo and fortunately only peripherally affected by the fire, is the most difficult to control, having arrived in a few hours in the Taita area and continuing towards the park. In the evening, however, the flames could no longer be seen from the main roads.
Other scenes spread by the "Friend of Tsavos" show groups of animals fleeing from flames and smoke and even dangerously heading towards the paved roads.
It will still take today's day to make a more precise calculation of the damage and then we will start with the count of wildlife, hoping to have lost as little as possible and to recover the missing and escaped from the national park.

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