Wildfire broke out in various parts of Semen National Park yesterday night according to Ethiopian Wildlife Authority.
The speed wind and the inflammable plant species found in the area made the fire difficult to control easily.
Farmers from Ergina and Ambaras areas, Park scouts and wardens tried a lot to put o the fire yet the fire was beyond control, said a report from Amhara Mass Media Agency.
A committee formed from federal and regional governments is sent to the area in order to investigate the cause of the fire accident and help control the fire, according to Belayneh Ayele, director at Amhara region Environment, Forest Wild animal Protection and Development Authority.
This week another wildfire was occurred in Bale Mountains National Park and controlled after causing several damages to the forest and the wildlife.
Simien Mountains National Park is in northern Ethiopia. Its rugged terrain includes escarpments, deep valleys and a high plateau, home to rare Walia ibex and Gelada baboons. Tall peaks include the towering Ras Dashen mountain.
According to various reports, a threat associated with an ever-developing and an increasingly populated area, frequent wildfire remains one of the biggest threats to the park.