The National Park Service announced that a prescribed burn will take place in Sequoia National Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, weather and air conditions permitting.
The last time this area was burned with a prescribed fire was in 2001. The burn will help lower the risk of serious wildfire. A number of trails in and around the burn area will be closed.
Anne Birkholz, a spokeswoman for Sequoia National Park, said prescribed burns are even more important during a severe drought.
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