Growing Wildfire Threatens Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park

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Trees in Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park. Courtesy National Park Service

A wildfire was raging in Yosemite National Park in California last Friday, threatening another of the world’s largest and oldest Sequoia trees during another devastating wildfire.

Authorities closed the 1,200-square-foot park, where firefighters were fighting, and set fire to 46 hectares of Sequoia.

Sequoia, the world’s largest volcano, has lived together for thousands of years, and lightning parks are often used to reduce such fires and reduce the risk of wildfires.

None of the more than 3,000-year-old Yosemite trees in the Mariposa Grove area of ​​Washington were destroyed by fire, the fire department said.

Yosemite Fire Information Nancy Filipe: “If we don’t see a clear natural start, we will resort to suppression.

The United States has been battling wildfires for more than a decade, with up to 4.7 million hectares of land black every year. This is more than double the 10-year average, according to the National Agency for Fire.

Forest biologists have been hit by severe and severe wildfires in New Mexico and Alaska due to drought and inclement weather.

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