California’s largest trees threatened by fire in Sequoia National Park

Sept. 14, 3 p.m. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office released new evacuations Tuesday afternoon.

See evacuation map for Tulare Count.

September 14, 7:50 am De wild fire lit in the middle of a lightning blitz on September 9 in the Sequoia National Park of California, a popular tourist spot that is home to some of the largest trees in the world located about 200 miles north of Los Angeles.

The paradise and fire settlements are collectively being called the KNP Complex and were running through 3,024 acres as of Tuesday morning, with no restraint, the U.S. Forest Service. you say. There was a third Cabin fire, which has now been extinguished.

Three Rivers, east of the intersection of Highway 198 and North Fork Road, were placed under an evacuation warning on Monday. Only a year ago, the community that serves as a gateway to the parks was evacuated due Fire Castle.

The fires were sparked on Thursday, and on Saturday, Sequoia National Park closed its Tulare County entrance. On Sunday, the park closed the Giant Forest, which has more than 2,000 giant sequoias, including the General Sherman Tree, the world’s largest tree standing 275 feet tall and 36 feet in diameter.

“Groves are threatened, but they are not threatened,” said Mark Ruggiero, a fire information officer for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. “That’s a very big concern … Grounds are a priority after life and safety.”

As of Tuesday morning, all of Sequoia National Park was closed. The closure could last for at least a week and maybe longer. Neighboring Kings Canyon National Park remains open.

“These fires are growing and have the potential to affect park infrastructure and resources,” the Forest Service said in an incident post posted online. “The parks are aggressively attacking these suppressed fires.”

The blazes are located in steep, dense forest floors that are highly flammable and thousands of trees dead. The Paradise fire that crossed the highway last night was initially completely inaccessible from the ground, the National Park Service said.

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