SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK (AP) – Fire-scarred Sequoia National Park will partially reopen on Thursday, the park announced.
The reopening will be limited to day-use only in part of the Foothills area, including the Foothills Visitor Center, Tunnel rock and some trails.READ MORE: Sacramento Valley Chorus To Take Part In 80th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack In Hawaii
Access to Giant Forest, Lodgepole and the General Sherman Tree will remain closed.READ MORE: Stockton Police Investigate Multiple Thursday Robberies
Sequoia National Park was closed after lightning on Sept. 9 ignited two fires that merged. The KNP Complex scorched nearly 138 square miles (357 square kilometers) of forest. Work to make the park safe, including removal of hazard trees, is continuing.
Adjacent Kings Canyon National Park is largely open, including the Grant Grove of giant sequoias.MORE NEWS: Tokayana Fire In Colfax Burns Through Vegetation and One Dog House
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