Skip to Content

Latest on western wildfires burning in California

(KYMA, KECY/ NBC News) - A pair of California wildfires are threatening Sequoia National Park's ancient trees and infrastructure.

The lightning-sparked Colony and Paradise fires covered about 11 square miles on Wednesday. Officials say the Colony fire poses a threat to the Sequoia National Park's "Giant Forest", but not imminently.

More than 2,000 Sequoia trees are potentially at risk and the National Park has been shut down and mandatory evacuations are underway.

NBC News

Author Profile Photo

Cole Johnson

Cole grew up in a small town of just over 3,000 people called Moravia, NY—home of President Millard Fillmore and Fillmore Glen State Park.

He is eager to wake up every morning with the Desert Southwest and give viewers the greatest coverage to start their day.

Contact Cole at

Skip to content