Kenya fire destroys 600 hectares of National Park

The authorities in Kenya say 90% of the fire that engulfed the famous Aberdares National Park and forest in central Kenya has been contained.

Firefighters and local residents have been battling the huge blaze since Saturday.

Initial reports indicate it could be a case of arson but the government says it has launched an investigation into how the fire started.

More than 600 hectares of forestland have been laid waste, threatening protected elephants and endangered black rhinos. [BBC]

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