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Angry debate erupts after prescribed burn damages sequoias in California's Calaveras Big Trees SP

They are called “the Orphans” and they have stood side by side in what is now Calaveras Big Trees State Park for more than five centuries.

But today, fans of the giant sequioas fear that one of the towering duo may soon perish after a prescribed fire that was intended to protect them, but instead roasted the trees’ massive trunks and killed most of their canopies.

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