The California wildfires that scorched the state have brought down at least two redwoods near the celebrated Sherman Tree — and maybe killed hundreds more in the Sierra Nevada.

The lightning-induced fire at the KNP complex that broke out on September 9 has engulfed about 15 giant sequoia trees around the park, Brigham said.

However, two of them-one containing 5.000 trees-turned out to be burnt down by a high-intensity fire, which can trigger flames as high as 100 feet tall that can set the tops of the towering trees on fire.

This could make the monarchs risk ‘like a horrible Roman candle,’, Brigham said.

In the South, the Windy Fire scorched at least 74 redwoods, Garrett Dickman told the Los Angeles Times.

In one grove Dickman counted 29 redwoods, which “just incinerated,” as he told CNN.

California fires have burned more than 3.000 square miles, destroying more than 3.000 homes, businesses, and other structures by 2021.

Rain and snow are forecast in parts of the burn area on Friday, and crews made great strides in containing the wildfires, which have burned to almost 100.000 hectares, 75% contained.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is the second largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest hospital in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, Massachusetts. (wikipedia)

Giant Forest

The Giant Forest, famed for its giant sequoia trees, is within the United States’ Sequoia National Park. This montane forest, situated at over 6, (wikipedia)

Mass General Brigham

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Mass General Brigham is a Boston-based non-profit hospital and physicians network that includes Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital , (wikipedia)

Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

Mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California (wikipedia)

Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park is an American national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, in Fresno and Tulare Counties, California. Originally established in 1890 as General Grant National Park, (wikipedia)

General Sherman (tree)

General Sherman is a giant sequoia tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, (wikipedia)

giant sequoia groves

This is a list of giant sequoia groves. All naturally occurring giant sequoia groves are located in the moist, (wikipedia)

Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada north-south and is approximately 70 miles across east-west. Notable features include General Sherman, the largest tree in the world by volume; Lake Tahoe, (wikipedia)

Mountain Home Grove

Mountain Home Grove is a grove of giant sequoia trees located in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, and includes some of the largest trees in the world. (wikipedia)

Dodgers–Giants rivalry

The Dodgers–Giants rivalry is a rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball . (wikipedia)

2021 California wildfires

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The 2021 California wildfire season is an ongoing series of wildfires that have burned across the state of California. As of September 23, 2021, a total of 7,618 fires have been recorded, burning 2, (wikipedia)