The Kenyan authorities have sent troops to help put out the blaze in the wildlife that has erupted at Tsavo’s largest wildlife sanctuary, which is a major tourist attraction in the country.
The wildlife conservation authority has blamed the fire brigade for failing to put out the blaze, which has been going on for days. Troops are currently using helicopters to pour water to extinguish the blaze, while hundreds of people have volunteered to provide assistance as well.
The blaze has devastated much of Tsavo’s reserve, located in Southeast Kenya. The fire has endangered wildlife and vegetation.
The park, which has hundreds of lions, elephants and rhinos, has been attracting many international tourists every year but has now been hit by fires as Kenya faces a corona catastrophe that has cost the nation billions of dollars in gross domestic product.