Yosemite National Park’s giant sequoia grove threatened by wildfire – KIRO 7 News Seattle

Yosemite National Park, California – Some of the world’s tallest trees are in danger after a fire broke out in the Yosemite National Park in California on Thursday.

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According to the National Park Service, firefighters closed the group on Friday and ordered hundreds of people to leave the nearby Wawana community, USA Today reported.

No casualties have been reported so far, the newspaper reported.

On Saturday morning, the Washington fire spread to about 1,190 acres, threatening an estimated 500 Sequoia, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Yosemite Fire Spokesman Nancy Filipe told American Sunday that crews were sent on Saturday to help protect the huge trunks.

Philippe confirmed to the paper that none of the serious injuries identified by Groove giant Sequoia, including 3,000-year-old Griezli Giant.

She told the Times on Saturday that workers had uprooted the land in Mariposa Grove to “remove the mineral soil to stop the spread of the fire.”

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