All the donations received have been used to cover costs for the aircraft, fuel vehicles, hire vehicles, purchase tools and rations for the large teams working hard to put out the flames. All the fire beaters that were damaged were replaced and more tools and equipment will be purchased with the remaining funds – for example, more tents and sleeping bags as well as overalls for future fire fighting.
The teams are still on standby to react to any fires and they are also working on a plan for training and more fire breaks to be created. Thanks to your contributions and support from elsewhere the Mount Kenya Trust were able to keep the fires out of the forest, the most critical ecological zone.
The fires are out, at least for now, thanks to a combination of your donations, a lot of hard work, the spray planes and some well-timed rain.