California Wildfires

In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, fire fighters walk near a giant Sequoia at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. Nearby Sequoia National Park was shut down and its namesake gigantic trees were under potential threat Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, as forest fires burned in steep and dangerous terrain in California's Sierra Nevada. The Colony and Paradise fires were ignited by lightning last week and were being battled collectively as the KNP Complex. Kings Canyon National Park, to the north of Sequoia, remained open.