The wildfires that threaten the world’s oldest Sequoia trees in California’s Yosemite National Park are five times more dangerous over the weekend.
The wildfires that threatened the huge Sequoia tree at Yosemite National Park have more than doubled in a single day, and as the United States faces another active year of firefighting, firefighters are working hard to protect the magnificent trees and a small mountainous city. .
Neighborhoods and residents have been evacuated, but officials said Sunday that California’s sprawling park remains open, although heavy smoke hides sightings and creates unhealthy air quality.
“It’s very smoky today,” said Nancy Filipe, a spokeswoman for Yosemite Fire Information. “So far this morning the park has not been in an unhealthy category, but now that’s it.”
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.
California firefighters rush to protect Sequoia Grove
Threats to trees and communities
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. On Sunday morning, it grew to about 6.7 square miles[6.7 sq km]with no reserves.
Beyond the trees, the Wawuna community, surrounded by park land, was in danger, and people were ordered to leave late 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.
Located in about 70 bushes on the western slopes of Sierra Nevada, California, Sequoia was once considered fire-resistant but has become increasingly vulnerable to more than a century of firefighting and drought-related wildfires. Climate crisis has become more intense 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.
California winds continue to burn, threatening giant securities.
So far more than 35,000 wildfires
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 tornado ripped through the bush, knocking down 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.
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.
In the western US, the California forest burns like a rocket.
Source Fate AP