Yosemite Wildfire Growing as California’s Wildfire Season Develops

Wildfires in Yosemite National Park have more than doubled in a single day, and firefighters were working hard on Sunday as the United States suffered another major year of fire. .

Neighborhoods and residents have been displaced, but the rest of the park in California remains open, although heavy smoke hides sightings and creates unhealthy air quality.

“Smoking is the worst thing we can see today,” said Nancy Filipe, spokeswoman for Yosemite Fire. “So far this morning the park has not been in an unhealthy category but it is where we are now.”

More than 500 mature squirrels have been threatened in the famous Mariposa Grove, but there are no reports of any serious damage to the trees mentioned, including 3,000-year-old Griezli Giant.

The forest spray system kept the tree trunk moist, and officials said the constant spraying of water along with previously ordered fires would be sufficient to prevent the fire.

The cause of the Washington fire was being investigated. It grew to about 2.5 square miles on Sunday morning, with no reserves.

Beyond the trees, the Wawuna community, surrounded by park land, was in danger, and people were ordered to leave by the end of Friday. In addition to the residents, it was decided to evacuate some 600 to 700 people who had stayed in tents, closets and historic hotels on the Waona camp grounds.

Temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days and reach the lowest in the 90’s, but firefighters working on a steep slope were not battling strong winds, said Jeffrey Balow, senior meteorologist at the Hanford National Weather Service.

Located in about 70 bushes on the western slopes of Sierra Nevada, California, Sequoia was once considered fire-resistant but has become more vulnerable to vegetation caused by more than a century of fires and drought. Climate change has become very powerful and destructive.

Park spokeswoman Philippe said some of the giant trunks had previously been protected by fire-resistant foil, but on Sunday she adjusted herself and said that was not the case. However, she said, the flight attendants wrapped the historic cabinet with protective foil.

Over the past two years, lightning strikes have killed up to a fifth of the estimated 75,000 people; These trees are large in size and a national park the size of Rhode Island, a major attraction for tourists.

Philip said there was no clear natural light for Thursday’s fire near the park’s Washington Road. A.D. During the 2018 reopening of the groove, visitors reported smoke for $ 40 million, a three-year renovation.

A year ago, a hurricane tore down the bush and destroyed 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.

Meanwhile, most of the evacuation orders were issued on Saturday at the bottom of the plot, 80 miles northwest of Yosemite. On July 4, a fire broke out. The electric fire that started near Jackson was largely contained and only in areas directly affected. According to the California Department of Forests and Fire Protection, the perimeter will remain under evacuation order.

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 Jacob’s town increased to 5.9 square miles, with officials saying zero was seized.

Elsewhere in Utah, firefighters battled a 12.4-square-mile Halfway Hill fire at Filmore. Court of law encountered the four men of the investors described the firefire that made the fire.

So far, by 2022, more than 35,000 acres of wildfires in the United States have burned nearly 4.7 million acres, according to the National Agency Fire Center.


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