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Firefighters race to protect giant sequoias in California fires

By AFP
24 September 2021   |   11:50 am
Hundreds of firefighters are battling the Windy Fire to protect several groves of giant sequoias in the United States. The fire has already charred 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares), and a number of separate fires are converging on the California woodland that is home to the huge trees.

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