California Firefighters Wrap World's Largest Trees In Fire Resistant Foil As Wildfire Approaches

California Firefighters Wrap World's Largest Trees In Fire Resistant Foil As Wildfire Approaches

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California Firefighters Wrap World's Largest Trees In Fire Resistant Foil As Wildfire Approaches

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Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in protection wrapping (foil) in an effort to save a famous grove of old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California. The colossal General Sherman tree in Sequoia national park’s giant forest is among the trees to be wrapped in aluminum as wildfires close in on the Giant Forest. Sequoia National Park situation update below:

Evening update on the KNP Complex fire:
Minimal fire growth today. Some fire activity picked up late afternoon as smoke cleared, humidity levels dropped and temperature increased. Crews continue to apply protection wrapping (foil) to iconic sequoia trees and historic structures.
A community meeting is scheduled for September 17, 2021, at 7 p.m. at the Three Rivers Veterans Memorial Building.
The KNP Complex ignited by lightning on the night of September 9. The complex is comprised of the Paradise Fire and the Colony Fire. Sequoia National Park is closed to the public.
Explore a map of the areas under evacuation warning and order, as well as other evacuation resources, at tularecounty.ca.gov/emergencies.
The KNP Complex has been a full suppression incident since the discovery of the smokes the morning following the lightning storm.
For updates on the KNP Complex, follow https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7838/
Effective this morning, the Southern Area Blue Type 1 Incident Management Team is managing the KNP Complex under the leadership of Incident Commander Mark Morales.

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