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4 Famous Giant Trees Unharmed By Sequoia National Park Fire

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Fires Threaten Trees in Sequoia National Park
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Three Rivers, Calif. (AP) -- Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said.

The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the forest, were successfully protected from the KNP Complex fire by the removal of nearby vegetation and by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of the trees, the firefighting management team said in a statement Sunday.