Wildfire Threatens Yosemite Park Mariposa Grove

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Firefighters continue to fight wildfires in Yosemite National Park on Saturday. Mariposa Grove, with more than 500 adults, has been repeatedly threatened by fires in recent years.

The group was shut down on Thursday after reports of smoke from a Washington fire. The next day, authorities ordered her to leave Waona, California. More than 1,500 people left the nearby community and camp.

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Nancy Philip, a spokeswoman for Yosemite Fire, reported that no injuries, buildings or severe damage were reported until Saturday morning, according to The Washington Post.

All named trees, including 209-foot grizzly Giant […]A bachelor’s degree and three honors remain well. Philippi added that one of his priorities was to protect Mariposa Grove and preserve its history.

Sequoia is a mountain range in Sierra Nevada that can live up to 3,000 years. These giant trees are so large that they cannot be blown away by the wind, and their thick bark and tannins protect the giants from fire.

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Over the past several months, wildfires have broken out in western states. Traditionally, the Sequoia will withstand repeated fires, but by 2020, 13 to 19 percent will be lost. Natural resources experts warn of another mass death in 2022.

The Washington fire is spreading rapidly near the lower part of Mariposa Grove. At 5:00 pm on Saturday, the wildfires burned 1.2 thousand hectares, an increase of 487 hectares during the day. Hundreds of firefighters were working on the ground using bulldozers to build firefighting lines, he said.

Workers at Yosemite National Park continue to work to save the giant Sequoia as they investigate the origin of the wildfire. Although the fire was caused by climate change, Philip said, it was because of the weather.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


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