In California, forest fires continue to threaten the giant sequoia trees in Sequoia National Park. The flames reached Oriole Lake Grove in the National Park and the neighboring areas of Perone North and South with trees up to 2,000 years old. The firefighters wrapped fireproof aluminum blankets around the largest trees in the national park to protect them from the approaching flames. Currently the forest fires are still about one and a half kilometers from the plateau in the national park mt about 2,000 giant sequoias.
However, the flames have already reached Long Meadow Grove, where then President Bill Clinton had declared the area a national memorial. The fire department is not yet sure how much damage is in the area that the flames have already caused.