Wildfire Threatens Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park

Washington fire continues to burn in the southern part of Yosemite National Park on Saturday, July 9, endangering giant securities near the park’s Mariposa Grove, fire officials said. The blaze on Thursday forced Mariposa Grove to leave and close. Compulsory evacuation orders were issued on Friday at the Waona and Waona camp grounds. On Saturday morning, 703 hectares of land was burned, officials said. This time-lapse footage was recorded on Saturday morning on ALERTWildfire cameras south of the fire, at Mount David and on the Telegraph Hill northwest of the fire. According to the National Park Service (NPS), Mariposa Grove is home to the largest Sekoya Grove in Yosemite, with about 500 mature Sequoia giants. “The idea of ​​a national park originated in Mariposa Grove. A.D. In 1864, President Lincoln signed a law to protect the Mariposa Grove and Yosemit Valley ‘for public use, resort and recreation.’ Credit Replay ALERTWildfire via Storyful

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