Yosemite’s giant sequoia trees threatened in California wildfire

A.D.  On July 8, 2022, a fire broke out in Yosemite National Park in Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia.

On Monday, July 11, California was engulfed in a heat wave, but firefighters were lightly battling a wildfire that threatened the huge Sequoia and small community in Yosemite National Park.

The Washington fire on the western coast of Sierra Nevada burned 9.3 square miles on Monday morning, increasing to 300 acres (121 acres) in one night, according to reports. The fire was a threat to more than 500 mature squirrels in the park’s Mariposa Grove and the nearby Wauna community, which displaced.

The area south of Yosemite is closed to visitors, but the rest of the national park remains open. President Abraham Lincoln After signing the law in 1864, Mariposa Grove and Yosemit Valley were protected.

Moisture control systems have been set up in the damp shrubs, and no serious damage has been reported to any of the designated trees, including 3,000-year-old Griezli Giant.

“Fortunately, Mariposa Grove has a long-established burning history and studies show that these efforts reduce the impact of high-intensity unwanted fires,” the National Park Service said in a statement. Temperature warnings were issued for the central valley below the plot;

Located in about 70 bushes spread over the western slope of Sierra Nevada, Sequoia was once considered to be fire-resistant but is becoming more and more vulnerable to wildfires, a century of firefighting and climate change exacerbated by drought, more severe and devastating It happened.

A.D.  On July 8, 2022, a fire extinguisher protects the Sequoia tree during the Washington fire at Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park.

Lightning strikes over the past two years have killed up to a fifth of the estimated 75,000 people. There was no clear flash of lightning for Thursday’s fire near the park’s Washington Road. He reported that there was smoke in the woods from visitors.

A year ago, a hurricane tore through the bush, knocking down 15 giant sequoia and countless other trees. The fallen trees provided enough fuel for the fire, along with many pine trees killed by beetle bark.

Smoke and ash exploded in Salt Lake City on Saturday as a result of a wildfire in Utah, rural Tuele County. On Sunday afternoon, the fire in the city of Jacob increased to 15.3 square kilometers, with zero seizures, officials said.

Elsewhere in Utah, firefighters battled a 32.2-square-foot[32.2 sq km]Hafway Hill fire in Pilmore. Court of law encountered the four men of the investors described the firefire that made the fire.

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So far, by 2022, more than 35,000 wildfires in the United States have burned nearly 4.7 million acres (1.9 million hectares), according to the National Agency for Fire, more than average for both wildfires and acres.

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