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Sprinklers Protect Sequoias

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  • Raging fire already spreads over 2,000 acres.
  • Washburn Fire has damaged some of the trees, which can be seen from the ground, but none so far appear to have been felled.
  • Crews paid special attention to the 209-foot Grizzly Giant, the second-tallest sequoia in the grove, ensuring the spray from sprinklers reached the area of its base.

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