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CA Firefighters Protect Trees with Foil Blankets as Wildfire Threatens Sequoia National Park

HeadlineSep 20, 2021

In California, fire crews are battling a large wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains that’s threatening Sequoia National Park, home to the world’s most massive trees. Over the weekend, firefighters wrapped protective aluminum foil blankets around old-growth sequoias, including one nicknamed “General Sherman” — the world’s largest tree by volume. The KNP Complex Fire has grown to over 21,000 acres and is just 3% contained.

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