With flames advancing toward Sequoia National Park’s signature forest of ancient massive trees, firefighters fought fire with fire on Thursday.
Firefighters can use the Giant Forest’s wildfire to extinguish flammable vegetation or other material. This is just one way they can use their nemesis to either slow down, slow down, or redirect fires. .
As circumstances change, the tactic can pose significant risks.
However, it is often used to protect people, homes and valuable resources. For example, the forest of over 2,000 massive redwoods, which includes the General Sherman, which is the world’s biggest tree.