Wildfire closes Yosemite National Park’s famed Mariposa Grove

The Washington fire is near the base of the famous Mariposa Grove, and is closed until further notice, Yosemite National Park Announced on Twitter. It is about five to eight acres.

Firefighters are responding to fires on the ground and in the air.

Photos shown. Visible pipes Smoke for visitors in the park.

Mariposa Grove, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Yosemite National Park, has more than 500 mature squirrels. They are the largest trees in the world, and the shrub contains trees that could be thousands of years old. One of the most famous trees, Griezli Giant, is estimated to be 2,700 years old.

A.D. In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the law of Yosemit Valley Grant, including Mariposa Grove, to protect the land for the people and future generations. The law dictates what happens to the national parks system.

Mariposa Grove was previously closed for three years for a $ 40 million rehabilitation project from 2015 to 2018.

This is a growing story and will be added when information is available.

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