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California Wildfires: Firefighters wrap fire-resistant blankets around world-famous Sequoia trees

Firefighters are wrapping fire-resistant blankets around ancient trees as blazes tear through California’s world-famous Sequoia National Park. Officials fear the fire could reach the Giant Forest, a grove of some of the world’s biggest trees, within hours. The forest is home to around 2,000 sequoia trees, including the 275 foot General Sherman Tree, believed to […]

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Wildfires threaten world’s tallest trees at California’s Sequoia National Park

Wildfires burning in California’s parched Sierra Nevada mountains have forced the closure of much of Sequoia National Park including its most treasured areas, home to some of the largest trees on Earth. While firefighters are “aggressively attacking” the fires to help suppress them, the blazes have the potential to affect the park’s infrastructure and resources, […]