Hundreds of celebrities and survivors are at risk at Yosemite National Park, and Washington’s fire continues to burn.
Efforts have been made to protect the trees, including wrapping some giant trunks in fire-resistant foil and setting up spray systems in the famous Mariposa Grove to protect against moisture. In particular, a 3,000-year-old Grisley Giant has been set up around the park, one of the park’s most famous and perhaps most famous trees.
Photo file fire burnt and stumbled Grisley Giant October 6, 2019 at Yosmet Maryposa Grove of Giant Sequoia in Yosemite Valley, California. (Photo by George Rose / Getty Images)
Grizzly Giant is the second-largest tree in the park and stands 209 feet tall. This is higher than Cinderella Castle (189 feet) in Disneyland and the pizza cliff (186 feet) in Italy.
“We have a spraying system around and we are trying to provide first aid to prevent it,” forest ecologist Garrett Dickman told FOX 2 KTVU. Sprays add moisture, cold flames and moisture to the environment. Ground workers are removing wood and other large debris that could be used as fuel.
Dickman said of Griezli Giant: “We really don’t want to leave it by chance, because this is such a figurative tree.
Firefighters from Cleveland National Forest forced the closure of Yosemite South Gate, California, on July 11, 2022, in the United States. The fire can be seen burning inside.
The blaze broke out Thursday near Park Park Road. A.D. Reopened in 2018, there was smoke from tourists traveling in Mariposa Grove, after a $ 40 million renovation that took three years.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The giant Sequoia is native to some 70 shrubs on the western slopes of Sierra Nevada, California.
“Fortunately, Mariposa Grove has a long history of burning fires and studies show that these efforts reduce the impact of unintended fires,” the National Park Service said in a statement.
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Meanwhile, the fire has threatened a small displaced community in Yosemite National Park, Waona. The authorities said that in addition to being a destination for hundreds of tourists, there were about 150 people living there.
California firefighters won a wildfire battle Monday.
The fire has so far consumed about 4.2 square miles (10.9 square miles) but 22% have been contained since Monday night.
The area south of Yosemite is closed to visitors, but the rest of the national park remains open.
The Associated Press and FOX 2 KTVU contributed to this report.