The Independent published this video item, entitled “World’s largest tree wrapped in fire-resistant blanket” – below is their description.
Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket in an effort to save the ancient sequoia from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada.
Fires in northern California are encroaching upon Sequoia National Park – and putting the world’s largest tree, known as General Sherman, at risk.
The Colony and Paradise Fires, collectively known as the KNP Complex Fire, started with a lightning strike on 10 September.
The towns of Three Rivers, Silver City, and Cabin Cove, on the edge of the national park have been placed under evacuation orders.
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