The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest was wrapped for protection against the possibility of intense flames, officials said.
General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, is from the raging KNP Complex wildfire in California — for now.
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a
National Weather Service issues weather watch for critical fire conditions in Sequoia national park
California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the world's largest tree.
The KNP Complex has raced through 5,861 acres as of Tuesday evening, with no containment, the U.S. Forest Service said
A hot, dry landscape combined with strong winds and no rain increase the risk of new ignitions in a region already battling flames
A California wildfire, possibly sparked by an unstable woman, has destroyed 100 homes and buildings, burned through more than 7,000 acres and forced more than 8,000 people to evacuate.
Correspondent Dina Demetrius shows us the massive effort to move people to safety and the heartbreaking return to the devastation.
From June to August, the blazes emitted far more planet-warming carbon dioxide than in any other summer in nearly two decades, satellite data shows.
Climate warming has exposed an additional 31,400 square miles of forests to fire at higher elevations, where flames are scorching terrains that previously were too wet to burn.
The Colony and Paradise Fires, collectively known as the KNP Complex Fire, started with a lightning strike on 10 September