Firefighters responding to the fire in Sequoia National Park in California, USA, wrapped the trees with heat-resistant blankets and aluminum foils to protect the historical trees in the park from fire.
After the fires in the Sequoia National Park in Tulare, California, USA, grew, firefighters responded with aluminum foil to the fire.
In the statement made by the local authorities, it was stated that they fear that the fire would spread to the Giant Forest in the National Park, which contains about 2000 Sequoia trees, as well as the largest trees in the world, such as General Sherman, which is 83 meters tall and about 2500 years old.
Stating that the Colony and Paradise fires have continued to grow for the last week, the authorities noted that more than 350 firefighters, firefighting helicopters and planes were in the field to fight the fires.
Authorities reported that firefighters wrapped several trees, including General Sherman, with aluminum foil to protect them from fire.
Rebecca Paterson, spokesperson for the Redwood and Kings Canyon National Parks, said in a press statement that special efforts were made to prevent the fires from damaging historic trees. Some important giants, including the building, are preparing in the same way that we will prepare the structures,” she said.