Yosemite National Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees with evacuations issued during Washburn blaze

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Yosemite National Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees with evacuations issued during Washburn blaze

A WILDFIRE in Yosemite National Park has threatened to destroy more than 500 of the world’s largest trees. The large grove of giant sequoi

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A WILDFIRE in Yosemite National Park has threatened to destroy more than 500 of the world’s largest trees.

The large grove of giant sequoias in the California park was closed to the public on Friday as fire officials investigate what caused the destruction.

A fire in Yosemite has threatened nearly 500 historic sequoia trees

Fire officials responded to wrap the tree’s massive trunks in foil to protect them from the blaze, a Yosemite fire information spokesperson said.

The blaze threatened to destroy nearly 500 trees, but there were no reports of severe damage to named trees, the AP reported.

Nearly 300 firefighters responded to control the flames.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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