• Short Summary

    A FOREST FIRE HAS BEEN RANGING ON THE SLOPES OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO IN KENYA FOR NEARLY A FORTNIGHT.

  • Description

    A FOREST FIRE HAS BEEN RANGING ON THE SLOPES OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO IN KENYA FOR NEARLY A FORTNIGHT.THE BLAZE BEGAN IN DENSELY WOODED COUNTRY TEN THOUSAND FEET UP THE MOUNTAIN AND HAS SPREAD MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FEET HIGHER.

    AN AERIAL FILM OF THE AREA SHOWS THE THICK PALL OF SMOKE HANGING OVER THE MOUNTAIN.AN APPEAL FOR FIREFIGHTERS BROUGHT A RESPONSE FROM TWO THOUSAND MEN BUT THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO CONTROL THE BLAZE.THE ONLY HOPE NOW IS THAT HEAVY RAIN FALLING ON THE LOWER SLOPES WILL SPREAD TO THE BLAZING AREA.

    LARGE TRACTS OF VALUABLE STANDING TIMBER HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, AND FOREST GAME HAS SUFFERED.FEARS ARE EXPRESSED ABOUT THE EFFECT OF SOIL EROSION IN THE CATCHMENT AREAS.

    THE CAUSE OF THE BLAZE HAS NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED, BUT IT IS BELIEVED THAT IT MAY HAVE STARTED WHEN LOCAL INHABITANTS SET FIRE TO A PART OF THE FOREST TO SMOKE OUT BEES SO THAT HONEY COULD BE COLLECTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8I8SJCR180QARA0MLJEESZ7FL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8I8SJCR180QARA0MLJEESZ7FL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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