The fire that has burned for more than a week in Semen mountains, the highest peak in Ethiopia appears to be under control yesterday, Tadesse Yigzawu, Semen National Park head announced.
Firefighters teams from Israel worked to beat the blaze for days, which raged days ago.
Yesterday, the team was doing a good job using helicopters, it has been a successful day, he added.
However, smoke was seen left down the cliff, but experts confirmed that it won’t cause any harm, the park head said.
A forest fire that has burned for more than a week in Semen still covers around 7000ha and it expands down the cliff, according to Park officials.
A team of 10 firefighters arrived in Addis Ababa on Sunday morning to help extinguish the huge fire that has raged for two weeks in the Simien Mountains area in northern Ethiopia.