Fire in Mt.Longonot National Park put out

KWS said it was not an eruption but wildfire.

A fire outbreak on the southern side of Mt.Longonot National Park reported on Thursday, October27, 2022 has been put out.

An emergency response team dispatched to the area managed to contain and finally extinguish the inferno this morning, Friday.

“By the time the fire was put out, it had ravaged 40 hectares of bushland,” KWS said in a statement.

According Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), there was no volcanic eruption of the mountain as reported in some media platforms.


“We assure that the park is safe to all visitors,” the statement read.

The ongoing drought has had adverse effects on the wildlife and its ecosystems, and Mount Longonot which is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya has not been spared.


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