The Washburn Fire, a 2,340-acre wildfire that is burning through Yosemite National Park in California, is threatening the famous giant sequoia trees in Mariposa Grove. » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/knowthis_youtube » Subscribe to NowThis Earth: https://www.youtube.com/channel/nowthisearth Firefighters believe that previous prevention efforts, including prescribed burns and clearing of the ground, have lowered the risk of serious harm to trees—some of which might be more than 2,000 years old. They’ve also installed sprinklers around the 209-foot-tall Grizzly Giant sequoia to keep the ground moist and used protective foil to wrap the historic Galen Clark cabin in an attempt to prevent fires. Sequoias actually benefit from some fires, which help to open pinecones and replenish soil. But high-intensity fires like the 2020 Creek Fire are what lead to harmful effects and damage. Park officials evacuated and closed the areas of Wawona and Mariposa Grove. The smoke from the Washburn Fire could even travel to San Francisco, and residents there have been notified to stay inside and keep windows closed. This video was done with support from Climate Power. #Earth #Shorts #Environment #ClimateCrisis #NowThis Connect with NowThis Earth » Follow us on TikTok: https://go.nowth.is/Earth_TikTok » Follow us on Instagram: https://go.nowth.is/Earth_Instagram » Follow us on Snap: https://go.nowth.is/Earth_Snap » Follow us on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/Earth_Facebook NowThis Earth is daily news coverage of climate, sustainability, biodiversity, species extinction, environmental justice, and other planetary concerns. NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisearth @NowThisEarth This video "Yosemite National Park Giant Sequoia Trees Threatened by Wildfire", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com/.