The Kenya Wildlife Service has dismissed claims of a volcanic eruption in Mt. Longonot.
KWS reported that it was a fire outbreak on the southern side of Mt. Longonot N. Park.
The fire was reported on October 27, 2022, and it has since been put out.
“An emergency response team dispatched to the area managed to contain and finally extinguish the inferno early this morning. The fire ravaged about 40 hectares of bushland,” posted KWS on their Twitter handle
KWS assured that the park is safe to all visitors.
“There was no volcanic eruption of the mountain as reported in some media platforms.”
Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, Africa. It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s.